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ResearcherID - Web of Science


ResearcherID creates unique identifiers for individual researchers that removes author ambiguity by listing publications and measuring impact through citation data.  It is a Clarivate product.  If you would like to learn more about measuring research output such as citation data and h-indexes, visit our Measuring Impact guide. 

ResearcherID generates a unique author identifier for each researcher.  A page within this guide explains author identifiers.


Features of Researcher ID
Features Limitations
  • Can generate a public URL to see researcher's publications, citation counts, and h-index
  • Data are from Web of Science (Clarivate) and interdisciplinary in scope
  • Follows researchers throughout their careers; not an internal Penn State system
  • Can manually enter publications not indexed by Clarivate to provide a more complete list of publications
  • Displays collaboration network and research areas based on researcher's data
  • No automatic uploads
  • No known proxy access for maintenance of data
  • Inclusion of publications outside of Web of Science can only be added using Endnote or other bibliographic software tools.  
  1. To set up a ResearcherID, go to  Create an account.
    • Note:  If you have a Web of Science or Endnote Web account, you can use your login credentials for those tools for ResearcherID.
  2. Once you create an account, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
  3. Follow the instructions, fill out the registration form and accept the licensing agreement.
  4. An email after step 3 will link you to your profile where you can log into your account.
  5. Once in your account, you can Add Publications.  Publications can be added by searching Web of Science or importing from Endnote or other bibliographic software tools.  If you have a publication not in Web of Science, it can still be added as long as it's in a bibliographic software file.  Follow the instructions for importing based on your preference.
  6. Each article in your profile and found in Web of Science will have accompanying Times Cited data.  The Citation Metrics tab displays updated information regarding citation data as well as current h-index.