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Managing Your Author Identity: ResearcherID

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Web of Science ResearcherID Pros and Cons


  • Provides a unique author identifier that can be used with Clarivate's Web of Science products
  • The Web of Science ResearcherID can be linked to the ORCID ID
  • Can include multiple forms of a name and/or maiden names
  • Helps track institutional entities with whom you may have worked over time


  • Proprietary system
  • Limited to resources available through Clarivate's Web of Science products

Web of Science ResearcherID Badge Sample

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Web of Science ResearcherID Resource Guide

What is the Web of Science ResearcherID and Publons?

 The Web of Science ResearcherID is described as:

Web of Science ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science products and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world!

Getting Started with Publons and Web of Science ResearcherID

To register for a Web of Science ResearcherID on Publons, start by clicking here:

Registering a ResearcherID account on Publons

Once you have submitted your Name and Contact information, you will receive a registration invitation link via email.


Publons - Tracking Your Research Impact

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Publons Research Tracking

Publons works with Web of Science ResearcherID to provide accurate, efficient, and effective tracking and reporting of your research productivity.

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Once you have a Web of Science ResearcherID

Once you have a Web of Science ResearcherID, you can do a number of things with it!

  • You can complete your personal profile
  • List your publications and make them private or viewable by others
  • View your citation metrics and gain a report of your h-index
  • Link your Web of Science ResearcherID with ORCID.ID
  • Create a "ResearcherID badge" to make your profile more visible


Web of Science ResearcherID Integration with ORCID ID