Publons Profile (ResearcherID) is similar to the Scopus Author Identifier, it is a unique identifier for individual researchers but the difference is that you create and maintain it yourself.
Your Publons profile is the public facing element of your Publons account where others can see your publications, verified peer reviews, verfified editorial board memberships and editor records.
If you register for on Publons you will be assigned a unique ID number that remains the same, regardless of whether your name or institution changes, and can:
If you already have ResearcherID or Endnote or Web of Science account you can log in using those credentials and start using Publons. If not, follow the instructions on the page to register with Publons.
You can link your ORCID to your Publons Profile. This is recommended because it enables you to import publications from ORCID to Publons.
There are two ways to register for a Publons account:
Via Web of Science:
Once you have a Publons profile you can: