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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Engagement

This guide provides information about how to create, use and promote your online research presence.

ResearcherID & Publons

A Web of Science ResearcherID is a unique identifier that connects an author with their works across the Web of Science ecosystem (Web of Science, Publons, and InCites).

ResearcherID is now integrated into the Publons platform. Publons is a platform which records, verifies, and showcases peer review contributions of researchers.

To get a ResearcherID, create a Publons account and then import records from Web of Science. A ResearcherID will automatically be assigned for you overnight.

Publons information integrates with Web of Science or records imported from ORCID, EndNote or manual uploads  (see below), and allows you to track citations to your research outputs that are indexed in Web of Science.

Creating a Publons profiles

Publons profiles are created manually.

If you already have accounts for ResearcherID, EndNote Online or Web of Science you can login using the same username and password you use for that service. If you have accounts under different email addresses or in Publons, find out more.

If you do not have an account, please register for an account by clicking on the Register button and following the prompts.

Once you have logged into your account you can load your publications by importing them from Web of Science, ORCID accounts, an EndNote Library or manually using identifiers such as DOI numbers.
Note that citation metrics won't be tracked for records that do not appear in Web of Science.

  • Loading Web of Science publications
    • ​Use the Author search to locate your publications
    • Results list > choose Export > select Claim on Publons - track citations

    • Citations to these papers will now be tracked in your Publons account
  • Loading publications from EndNote 
    • Select papers you authored in your EndNote Library
    • Export the records as an RIS file 
    • Login to Publons Import your Publications
    • Choose the import option for Import by File Upload (RIS, CSV or BIBTEX)
    • Click on Select File and locate the RIS file you saved from EndNote
    • Click Upload

To keep your Publons profile up-to-date, create a saved search alert in Web of Science (from the 'My Tools' function). Alerts will be emailed to you when your new publications have been indexed.

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