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Psychology: Web of Science ResearcherID

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Web of Science ResearcherID

Web of Science ResearcherID is a unique researcher ID that Web of Science, one of the world's most widely used citation database, is served to researchers through the Publons platform.

It allows the users to;


Edit their profiles,


Add their publications,


Track citations,


Manage all Web of Science record

The individual ID number stays with the researcher over the course of career, regardless of name changes or change in institution or affiliation.

How Do I Get a ResearcherID?

Step 1:

Go to Web of Science ResearcherID on Publons

Step 2:

Log in to ResearcherID on Publons (if you already have a ResearcherID account),


Register to join Publons.

It is important that you only ever have one ResearcherID.  Search for yourself in Publons before creating one if you are unsure whether you already have one.

Step 3:

After your registration/log in on Publons you will need to add your publications which are on Web of Science platform to your profile. Always add your publications to Publons via Web of Science (if the journal you are published in is indexed by Web of Science). This will provide you with a variety of citation metrics including your h-index and citations per paper, according to Web of Science.

  1. Search for and select your publications in the Web of Science database.
  2. Select Claim on Publons - track citations from the drop down Export options.
  3. This publication will be added to your Publons profile.

Your ResearcherID will be shown when you add your publications to your profile.

<<<  If you do not have a publication in the Web of Science indexes, click the button labeled "this link" on the Help Page to get a ResearcherID.  >>>


Why it is important?

  • It increases the availability and accessibility of you as a researcher.
  • It is designed to associate you with your scholarly work, thus assuring an accurate record of output and attribution.
  • It also provides a gateway for colleagues to quickly locate their published work and to identify them as potential collaborators.
  • It allows researchers to track, verify and showcase their peer review and editorial contributions for academic journals.

After the ResearcherID is created, to ensure the standard the institution information must be entered by clicking on the Affiliations button.
After selecting Istanbul Kultur University in the Institution field, you must enter the English equivalent of the department you are affiliated to. Please do not use abbreviations and enter the web site of the institution with the date you started to work in the related fields.