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ResearcherID is a unique identifier assigned to registered researchers in order to reduce author misidentification. Researchers can add publications (even not indexed by Web of Science Core Collection) to their ResearcherID profiles. Citation metrics such as number of times cited and h-index are automatically calculated using data from Web of Science.

Why Register a ResearcherID?

  • Enable you to create a custom profile, choosing what information is public or private (Click the "Manage Profile" icon at the top right hand corner of page after signing in to your account)
  • Allow you to compile an online publication list using Web of Science search services, the EndNote Basic online search, or by uploading RIS files
  • Your Researcher ID will stay with you throughout your career by updating your past institution affiliations on your profile
  • Track the citation counts of your works (only for records input from Web of Science Core Collection) which indicates the reach of your work

How to Register a ResearcherID Account?

Register your ResearcherID (you may use the same username and password to login for ResearcherID, EndNote Web and Web of Science).

Watch a Tutorial​: Registering ResearcherID (2:03) provided by the PolyU library which shows the steps to register a ResearcherID.

How to Add Works to ResearcherID Profile?

After getting an ResearcherID, you have to add your publication lists to your profile to enjoy the benefits it brings. There are a number of ways to do so:

Watch a video provided by Thomson Reuters: Adding Publications to Your ResearcherID Profile (3:01) It shows you the various ways to add publications to your profile.

  1. Search the Web of Science Core Collection
  2. Search the EndNote Web
  3. Upload RIS files generated by EndNote or other reference management tools (for the works that are not indexed by Web of Science)
  4. Manually add works via the EndNote Web (for the works that are not indexed by Web of Science)
  5. Associate your ORCID account with your ResearcherID account. Given that you have registered an ORCID with a populated profile, it enables you to add your publications from ORCID to ResearcherID and vice versa.
Edit works at ResearcherID Profile
If you would like to edit the information of your publications at your profile, you have to edit via EndNote Web.

Watch a video: Recorded Training on Using EndNote to Edit ResearcherID (2:05) to learn the steps.


Association of ResearcherID with ORCID

Why associate ResearcherID with ORCID?

  • to easily populate your ORCID profile with publications from Web of Science (via ResearcherID)
  • to display your ResearcherID on your ORCID profile
  • to use one number – your ORCID iD – to accurately and efficiently extract your publications from Web of Science

Read the guide Steps to add works from ResearcherID to ORCID to learn the way to associate an ORCID account with ResearcherID

Watch a video (3:49) to learn the ResearcherID and ORCID Integration

Outcomes of the linking process

  • Publications will be imported into ResearcherID profile from your ORCID account (the process is reciprocal)
  • Biographical information of an author can be exchanged between ResearcherID and ORCID
  • ResearcherID and ORCID iD of an author will be associated

TIps on Using ResearcherID

  • Set your "​publication list" to public.Your ResearcherID will be displayed at the Web of Science Core Collection. This allows other scholars who find one of your papers to further discover all of your publications at Web of Science.
  • Keep only one ResearcherID account . The aim of author IDs is to reduce name ambiguity and avoid author misidentification, there is no point to have more than one ID, you are advised to search the ResearcherID registry before creating a new account.
  • Update your ResearcherID profile with your new publications from time to time.


  1. How do I search others' ReseacherID?

    Click Search ReseacherID to search the ID by author name.

  2. What if I find incorrect data at my research profile?

    Click on "Feedback" at the bottom of the Web of Science page or simply click Web of Science Feedback to report errors in:
    • data/citation correction
    • missing article/issue
    • submitting/recommending a journal or other publication for coverage in Web of Science

  3. What if I have two author profiles? How can I merge them?

    Currently, you are not able to merge ResearcherID accounts directly because each ResearcherID is registered with a unique email.

    Nevertheless, ResearcherID records can be shared between profiles using EndNote Web. Read the guide ResearcherID: Merging User Accounts provided by Thomson Reuters for more information.

    Another way is simply deleting the additional accounts. Fill in the Technical Support form and provide the ResearcherID number and email address of the ResearcherID account that you wish to delete.

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