Web of Science ResearcherIDs on all author records
A Web of Science ResearcherID is a unique identifier that differentiates researchers in the Web of Science. As of this release, every author record in the Web of Science Core Collection will appear with a unique ResearcherID.
A ResearcherID is a combination of 1-3 letters, 4 numbers, and the year of generation, e.g., I-2162-2019
What has a ResearcherID?
- Any algorithmically generated author record in the Web of Science Core Collection.
- Any Web of Science researcher profile.
Having a ResearcherID does not mean that the author record has been claimed by the researcher. Researchers can claim author records that have not already been claimed by someone else or add publications in an author record to an existing claimed researcher profile.
Web of Science ResearcherID provides the global research community with an invaluable index of author information. Web of Science Group products (Web of Science, InCites, EndNote) use a Web of Science ResearcherID to match and disambiguate researchers across products.
Having a Web of Science ResearcherID helps:
- solve author identity issues
- ensure correct attribution between you and your publications on the Web of Science
- add dynamic citation metrics from the Web of Science Core Collection to your researcher profile, Web of Science, InCites, etc.
- effortlessly sync your ORCID record with publications and peer reviews from your Web of Science researcher profile.
ResearcherID in Researcher Search results
ResearcherID in an author record
The WoS Product Team