An RIS file is a plain text file that can contain multiple references. RIS files can be exported from reference software such as EndNote and Reference Manager. Each reference is composed of a variable number of fields; and each field is preceded by a six-character label or "tag." Some tags are specific only to certain reference types. Each tag must be in a specific format, and certain other rules apply to all tags. Refer to to the RIS Format Specification for more information.
Upon upload, we will automatically look in Web of Science for matches to the uploaded records and will obtain the number of citing articles for each record found. For records found in Web of Science, ResearcherID will be able to calculate Citation Metrics and perform functions in ResearcherID "Labs."
Supported Reference Types
The RIS upload functionality of ResearcherID.com accepts all 35 RIS Refernce Types (TY):
Field Name Reference Type ABST Abstract ADVS Audiovisual material ART Art Work BILL Bill/Resolution BOOK Book, Whole CASE Case CHAP Book chapter COMP Computer program CONF Conference proceeding CTLG Catalog DATA Data file ELEC Electronic Citation GEN Generic HEAR Hearing ICOMM Internet Communication INPR In Press JFULL Journal (full) JOUR Journal MAP Map MGZN Magazine article MPCT Motion picture MUSIC Music score NEWS Newspaper PAMP Pamphlet PAT Patent PCOMM Personal communication RPRT Report SER Serial (Book, Monograph) SLIDE Slide SOUND Sound recording STAT Statute THES Thesis/Dissertation UNBILl Unenacted bill/resolution UNPB Unpublished work VIDEO Video recording
Each of these Reference Types supports various data fields. Not all of the supported data fields are displayed in ResearcherID.
Refer to to the RIS Format Specification for more information.
Tags in an RIS file are six-characters, in the format:
Character 1 Uppercase alphabetic character, specific to each field type. Character 2 Uppercase alphabetic or numeric character, specific to each field type. Characters 3 and 4 Spaces (ANSI 32) Character 5 Dash (ANSI 45) Character 6 Space (ANSI 32)
Each tag and its contents must be on a separate line, preceded by a "carriage return/line feed" (ANSI 13 10).
Except for the first tag of each reference, which must be "TY - " (type of reference) and the last tag of each reference, which must be "ER - " (end of reference), the tags within each reference can be in any order.
Refer to http://www.refman.com/support/risformat_intro.asp for more information about the RIS file format.
Here is a sample reference from an RIS file. An RIS file can contain multiple references. Refer to http://www.refman.com/support/risformat_intro.asp for more information and samples.
TY - JOUR
A1 - Baldwin,S.A.
A1 - Fugaccia,I.
A1 - Brown,D.R.
A1 - Brown,L.V.
A1 - Scheff,S.W.
T1 - Blood-brain barrier breach following cortical contusion in the rat
JO - Journal of Neurosurgery
Y1 - 1996
VL - 85
SP - 476
EP - 481
Note about the UR tag (for Web/URL In the RIS file): Use the pipe ("|") character without spaces instead of the semicolon to separate multiple URLs.
The following scenarios will result in the entire RIS file being rejected: