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Authors / Researchers: Build your profile

Build your profile

Join researchers from around the world on Publons to track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work in a single, easy-to-maintain profile.  

  • Track citations
  • Be assigned a Web of Science ResearcherID
  • Track and update publications on profiles and across Web of Science — ensuring correct author attribution and identification
  • Track peer review and journal editing work alongside publication history
  • Download customizable reports for funding and promotion applications.

1. Author identifiers in Web of Science

The Web of Science ResearcherID on Publons and ORCID are two author identifier solutions that help you build your publication portfolio. Both are supported in Web of Science.


Key takeaways

  • Publons allows you to create lists of publications you've authored, peer reviews your performed and your journal editing history.
  • ORCiD and Web of Science ResearcherID are unique identifiers that support author name disambiguation. 
  • Both identifiers are supported in Web of Science: an author's publications in Web of Science can be found by searching for the author's Web of Science ResearcherID or ORCID number.
  • You can link Publons with your ORCID ID to easily export your publication list and verified peer review records from Publons to  ORCID.  You can also import your publications from ORCiD to Publons.
  • Keep your publication list up to date! As you publish new papers, make sure to add them to your Publons and ORCID profile. Publons makes it easy by regularly searching Web of Science for your publications and prompting you to add them to your profile in a single click.

2. Set up your Publons account


1. Go to

2. Click on Create a Publons Profile or Register. If you already have a sign-in for Web of Science or EndNote online, use the same email address when you register for Publons.

Publons login


3. If you have an existing ORCID account and have built a list of your publications there, link your ORCID and Publons accounts so that you can import your publications to Publons. Click the green ORCID icon to begin.


Publons ORCID link

4. Complete your Publons profile.

Creating a Publons profile

Watch this short video to see how you can quickly build your Publons profile, and begin adding publications and reviews.

3. Find your publications in Web of Science and claim them to your Publons account

Another way to add publications to your Publons profile is by adding them from a Web of Science search.  

You can search the Title field for each of your publications, or you can try searching by author name, affiliation (Address or Organization Enhanced fields) for all of your publications.


As you come across papers that you've authored, mark them and claim them to your Publons account using the Claim on Publons - track citations option.

Claim publications to Publons from Web of Science

You can also add your papers to the Marked List and save them to Publons from there.

When you are done, you can go back to your Publons account and see your list of publications in your profile.

Search Web of Science by Author Identifiers

The papers in Web of Science that you claim to your Publons account will be tagged with your Web of Science ResearcherID (it takes about two weeks). Papers in your ORCID account that can be found in the Web of Science will also be tagged with your ORCID ID.

You can search the Author Identifier field in Web of Science by either your Web of Science ResearcherID or ORCID ID to find your papers..


Search Web of Science by Author Identifiers

ResearcherID comes to Publons

  • Publons is now the new researcher community where researchers can benefit from an improved Web of Science ResearcherID: adding publications, tracking citations, and managing their presence across Web of Science.
  • ResearcherID accounts have been upgraded to Publons profiles. Your ResearcherID identifier, publication lists and all other existing data have been retained and are available on your Publons profile.  
  • All existing links to your old ResearcherID account will be redirected to your new Publons profile, including from any ResearcherID badges you have created. 
  • If you have additional questions, you'll find all the details here.