About Web of Science Researcher Profiles

What is the Web of Science Researcher profile and what are the benefits of using it?

A: Web of Science researcher profile is the only profile where you can track your publications, citation metrics, handling editor work, and peer reviews for journals, conferences, and funders in one place. It’s quick and easy to maintain, can be exported for use as evidence of your research outputs in various applications, and provides valuable insights into your publication and review history


Different views of the Web of Science researcher profile

Web of Science Researcher Profiles provide an overview of a researcher’s scholarly works, including publications in the Core Collection, publications outside of the Core Collection, peer reviews, grant reviews, and editorial board memberships.

The features and content visible to you in the profile depend on your level of entitlement to the Web of Science Core Collection.

Unregistered access

If you do not have entitlements to the Web of Science then you can view a free version of a researcher’s profile.

This includes:

  • Researcher information (profile picture, name, institution, awards)

  • Web of Science Researcher ID

  • Peer reviews, grant reviews, editorial board memberships.

  • Publication metrics (h-index, citing articles count, sum of times cited, peer review count)

  • Publication and peer review charts

Registered access (without subscription to Web of Science Core Collection)

Registering for a Web of Science account provides additional profile features:

  • Create your own Web of Science Researcher Profile.

  • Use Researcher Search to discover other profiles.

  • View other researcher’s full publication lists.

Web of Science Core Collection subscriber access

Users with entitlements to the Core Collection will see a full version of the researcher profiles. The features available in addition to those above are:

  • Use Researcher Search to search across all profiles plus Author Records, covering all of the Core Collection back to 1900.

  • Co-author network

  • Author position analysis

  • Citation Report

  • Profile export (for your own profile)

  • Web of Science Author Impact Beamplots

  • Geographic citation map

Hidden Profiles

Web of Science hides profiles that seem illegitimate because the personalized user data in the profile does not appear authentic or because there are duplicate profiles that exist in Web of Science. In the rare case we cannot merge a profile with an existing profile, we will hide the duplicate profile. If you have a profile that you believe has been incorrect hidden please reach out to Web of Science Technical Support.