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Getting Started: Scholarly Communication

Why Web of Science ResearcherID?

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Benefits of a Web of Science ResearcherID

  • Integrated with Web of Science (high impact journals)
  • Ensure correct attribution of your works
  • Get number of cited references to your works
  • Exchange data with ORCID

Limitations of ResearcherID:

  • Used only by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
  • Based on a limited number of publications
  • Searches Thomson Reuters Master Journal List

About Web of Science

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  • Scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  • Click on My Tools to register.

Finding an Author's h-Index with Web of Science

h-index:  The h-index, or Hirsch index, measures the impact of a particular researcher rather than a journal. "It is defined as the highest number of publications of a researcher  that received h or more citations each while the other publications have not more than h citations each (Schreiber, 2008a)." The h-index is included in Web of Science. For example, a scholar with an h-index of 5 had published 5 papers, each of which has been cited by others at least 5 times.

Creating Your ResearcherID

Go to Web of Science

1. If you already have a Web of Science account, log in. If not, click on the My Tools tab and choose Researcher ID.


2. Then click on Register and enter your email address.


3. Enter the information to complete the Web of Science account process.

4. Once you've created your Web of Science account, you will be redirected to the Researcher ID page to complete the process.

 Thank you for your interest in ResearcherID!

By registering, you're helping to build a resource that standardizes and clarifies author information - strengthening the connections between you and your colleagues and making vital research more accessible to all.

Data Privacy: The information that you submit as part of this registration process and the information that you submit or that Thomson Reuters collects in the course of the use of your ResearcherID will be processed by Thomson Reuters in accordance with the ResearcherID End User License AgreementExcept where indicated, registration information will be viewable by default on your public profile page on the website. At anytime after registering, you can login to your account and choose to make some or all of your information private or to update any of your registration information.


To register with, complete the Required Field required fields below. We will e-mail you a confirmation link.

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Using your e-mail address, we have detected that you have previously registered with one of the following Thomson Reuters offerings: Web of Knowledge or EndNote, or Thomson Innovation. We have filled in some of the fields below using information you have provided. For your convenience, these products use the same login e-mail and password. After registering, you will be able to login and change your e-mail or password using the Manage Profile option.

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Name: Enter your name. This will be displayed on your profile page.

E-mail address: Enter your Email address so can contact you. This will be kept private by default.

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Institution: Enter the name institution at which you work. Please spell out the name. If your institution has a commonly known acronym or abbreviation, then put both. For example, State University of New York, SUNY. This will be displayed on your profile page by default.

Mailing Address: This information will be private by default. After registering, you can choose to make this information viewable by visitors to your ResearcherID page.

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Your password is editable after you register and login.
Once logged in, go to the Manage Profile page.
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Security Question: Select a question and provide an answer. This will be used to verify your identity in case you forget your password.

Security Answer:  Required Field
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Verification Number: Enter a 4-character code (like a password). This will be used to verify your identity in case you forget your login information.

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Other Names: If you've published under different names or if you are known by more than one name, add those names (one at a time). These will be searched if made public. These names will also be used when processing your My Publications list for use in Web of Science; only publications that have your name or one of your Other Names will be included in your Distinct Author Set (more information).
Smith, J. J.
Smith, John J.

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