Welcome to the new Web of Science ResearcherID

For researchers
For institutions

Web of Science ResearcherID is now on Publons.

Publons is the new environment where you can benefit from the improved Web of Science ResearcherID, add your publications, track your citations, and manage your Web of Science record.

Log in with your usual details to see your ResearcherID profile on Publons.

If you have any questions, please see the ResearcherID-Publons FAQs

The Web of Science Group is investing in ResearcherID to make the experience of managing and evaluating researcher profiles more seamless, open, and connected for researchers, administrators, and evaluators.


Researchers around the world use ResearcherID track their publications and ensure their publications are correctly attributed to them across Web of Science collections. To make this even easier, ResearcherID profiles moved to Publons on 15 April 2019. This move allows researchers to:

  • add publications, track citations, and ensure their publication records are correctly attributed across Web of Science (all for free and without requirement for institutional entitlements)
  • build a more complete profile of their research impact by automatically tracking their peer review and editorial history right alongside their publications.

Web of Science ResearcherIDs are used by institutions and funders as a persistent identifier to track researcher outputs and to update publication records in Web of Science, ensuring correct author attribution and disambiguation. To make this even easier we are bringing the identifier closer to the Web of Science Group’s suite of products. Going forward, we’ll be using the Web of Science ResearcherID to keep publications synchronised across the Web of Science Group suite of solutions: Web of Science, InCites, Converis, Publons and more.


We are in the early stages of development of a suite of tools to make it simple to administer records on behalf of researchers and to access the resulting data. Potential offerings include:

  • A batch upload service, allowing administrators to submit publication data that will populate Publons profiles, update distinct Web of Science Author Records, and to assign Web of Science ResearcherIDs (and links to Publons profiles) to records across Web of Science collections.
  • A researcher-centric API, allowing institutions to access rich information within researcher profiles for the purposes of populating internal systems.
  • Administrative Publons accounts, allowing administrators to aggregate outputs from multiple researchers in a single view. These accounts are hidden to ensure we are able to maintain the high data quality standards of Web of Science

If you are interested in testing any of these services, email data@publons.com. Please note, all of these services are in the early phases of development and our approach may change as we learn more about what you need.

If you were an existing user of the ResearcherID suite of admin tools and wish to continue using them, contact us at data@publons.com. Please include information about your existing account.