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Researcher Profiles, Identifiers and Social Networks: Maximise your Impact

Tips on how to promote your research and profile as a researcher.

What is ResearcherID?

ResearcherID is similar to the Scopus Author Identifier and is a unique identifier for individual researchers.

ResearcherID is integrated with the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) database.


Why you should register for a ResearcherID

If you register for a ResearcherID you will be assigned a unique ID number that remains the same, regardless of whether your name or institution changes, and can:

  • Create an online profile showcasing your publications,
  • More easily track the citation metrics for your publications indexed in Web of Science, and
  • Make it easier for others to find your body of work and identify you as a potential collaborator.

How to register for a ResearcherID

There are two ways to register for a ResearcherID account:

Via Web of Science:

  1. Go to Web of Science
  2. Select 'Sign In'.
  3. Sign in to Web of Science or register for a free Web of Science account.
  4. Select: 'My Tools' > 'ResearcherID' and follow the prompts to register.


  1. Go to
  2. Click the 'Join Now It's Free' button.
  3. Enter your name and email address and a registration invitation link will be emailed to you.

Once you have a ResearcherID account you can:

  • Build your own custom profile.
  • Build your publication list by:
    • Searching Web of Science,
    • Uploading an RIS file (from EndNote, RefWorks or other reference management software), or
    • Selecting publications in EndNote Web.


Example: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark 

Screenshot of researcher's profile taken on the 7th of July 2014. 'Thomson', the Thomson starburst logo, and 'ResearcherID', are trademarks or service marks of The Thomson Corporation or its affiliated companies. Screenshot courtesy of Thomson Reuters ResearcherID.

Creating a Researcher ID

How to Add Publications to Your ResearcherID Profile Using EndNote Web