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Web of Science Researcher Profile

Web of Science researcher profiles are algorithmically generated.  You can find metrics such as, your h-index, output, total citations and citing documents.

Claiming your researcher profile

  1. Login to Web of Science.  If you don't have an account, click on 'Register' and create an account.
  2. Web of Science defaults to searching for for documents.  Click on the 'Reseachers' tab.
  3. Search for your name.  If you've published under multiple names, click on '+Add variant' and add the name/s.
  4. Click on your name in the search results.  If you have multiple profiles, select them and click on 'Merge Records' and follow the steps.
  5. On the right of the screen, click on 'Claim my record' and follow the steps.  When your record has been claimed a green tick will appear beside your name.

Adding publications to your profile

If you find that publications are missing from your profile, you can add them manually.  Some publications may be missing because they are not indexed in Web of Science.  You can add publications that are not indexed, but citations to them will not be counted, and they will not contribute to your Web of Science metrics.

  1. Click on the 'Menu' icon on the left of the page.
  2. Select 'Profile'.
  3. Click on '+ADD' next to 'Publications'.
  4. Check to see if the missing publications are listed under the 'Suggested publications' heading.
  5. If not, you can add the missing publications using an identifer, such as a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), or you can upload a file from your reference manager or a CSV spreadsheet.  The simplest method is to ensure your ORCID profile is up to date, and sync with it.  See instructions below.

Removing publications from your profile

If you notice publications that do not belong to you, you can remove them.

  1. On your researcher profile page, in the 'Documents' section, click on '+Manage'.
  2. Scroll through your publications, and click on 'Delete' to remove the incorrectly allocated publications.
  3. Click 'DELETE' again in the pop-up to delete.

Syncing your ORCID to your Web of Science profile

  1. In the menu on the left side of the page, click on 'EDIT' next to 'My researcher profile'.
  2. Click on the 'ORCID syncing' tab.
  3. CLick on the 'CONNECT YOUR ORCID ID' button and follow the prompts.
  4. Select your preferences.  We recommend that you turn on 'Keep my Web of Science Researcher Profile updated' and 'Update my peer reviews in Orcid'.  You can also turn on 'Keep my Orcid updated', but this may lead to duplicates in your ORCID profile.

Learn more about your Web of Science Researcher Profile and how to manage it.