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Research Visibility

This guide provides you the ways in raising your research visibility and information about the measurement of your research impact.

Web of Science Researcher profile

Web of Science ResearcherID ...

  • is an identifier used in Web of Science, a citation database.
  • allows researchers to add publications even if they are not indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection.
  • allows citation metrics e.g. total citations and h-index to be accurately calculated based on data from Web of Science.

Note: Since August 2022, Publons profiles had been moved and integrated into Web of Science, and existing Publons profiles becomes Web of Science Researcher profiles. Researchers can manage your profiles on Web of Science by signing in to your personal account in Web of Science. 

See an example here

Why register a ResearcherID ?

  • Track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in one, easy-to-maintain profile.
  • Showcase your research output, demonstrate research impact, and display your editorial and peer-review effort.
  • Easy to add publications from Web of Science, ORCID, DOI/title search or by file upload.
  • Automatically update your profile with institutional affiliation and publications you have authored that are indexed in Web of Science thus allowing you to maintain ResearcherID throughout your research career. 

What public will see in your Web of Science profile?

  • Researcher information (profile picture, name, institution, awards)

  • Web of Science Researcher ID

  • Peer reviews, grant reviews, editorial board memberships.

  • Publication metrics (h-index, citing articles count, sum of times cited, peer review count)

  • Publication (only include those claimed by the researcher and verified by Web of Science) and peer review charts


You can visit Web of Science Researcher Profile page and click on CREATE AND MANAGE YOUR PROFILE to register for a Web of Science ResearcherID.


1.  I forgot the password of my ResearcherID/ Web of Science/ EndNote account. What should I do?

Click on "Forgot password" from and enter your email address. You will able to reset your password after receiving the email from Clarivate.

Add your publications to your profile in order to enjoy the benefits of having a ResearcherID. Click on ADD PUBLICATIONS :

There are a number of ways to import publications to your Web of Science Researcher Profile:

  1. Import from Web of Science
    Web of Science will use your name, publishing aliases, and email address to search on its database and allow you to claim the publications if there are any found in the database. Note that only publications indexed in Web of Science can be added using this way.
  2. Search and import by identifier (e.g. DOI)
    You can also add publications indexed in Web of Science one by one by entering its identifier (DOI, arXiv, or PubMed ID).  

  3. Import by file upload (RIS, CSV, or BibTeX)
    Simply select the file and click on “Upload”. You can read more about requirements for publication file uploads here.
  4. Sync with ORCID

    If you have already set up a comprehensive ORICD profile, you can import publications directly from ORCID. ‚ÄčTo do this, first you need to authorize Web of Science to pull records from your ORCID. Follow the steps here to grant Web of Science permission to access your ORCID record. After this, you can proceed to sync your publications from ORCID to your Web of Science profile.

If you have imported publications via Web of Science, DOI/title search, or file upload, and you wish to add these publications to your ORCID profile, you can integrate your ResearcherID with your ORCID account. This also allows you to easily auto synchronize records between the two systems in the future. Find out more from Integrate with ORCID.

ORCID is an author identifier that can be used throughout your entire research career. It can be linked to and used by publishers, databases, funders, and organizations, so that it can save your efforts on manually input information when you submit your manuscript or apply for grants. By integrating your Researcher ID with ORCID, you can:

  • easily populate your ORCID profile with publications from Web of Science and keep records on both systems auto-updated
  • display your ResearcherID on your ORCID profile

Follow these steps to integrate your ResearcherID with ORCID:

  1. Login to your Web of Science Researcher Profile.
  2. On your profile main page, click on the Edit button.
  3. Select ORCID Syncing tab and click on Connect your ORCID ID button.
  4. Login to your ORCID account and click on the Authorize access button.

Now you can export your publications from your Web of Science profile to update the ORCID profile, as they have been connected already.

After you have integrated ResearcherID with ORCID, your ResearcherID and ORCID ID will be linked and displayed on both platforms.


  • You can still maintain publications in Web of Science without having to register ResearcherID. Web of Science will be mapping the publication record with the author’s ORCID as long as the publication is listed under his/her ORCID profile. This allows authors to retrieve all publications in Web of Science by their ORCID.