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Citation and Journal Metrics: ResearcherID/Publons


  • Uses citation data from Web of Science 
  • UniSA subscription covers 1975 onwards
  • Automatically updates WoS h-index, citations per article and average citations
  • Can add your publications not indexed in Web of Science/Web of Knowledge via EndNote Web
  • Profile and publications can reflect whole of career, not just current affiliation
  • ResearcherID badge can be added to your staff home page
  • Profile and  publications list(s) can be made publicly viewable


Limitations of ResearcherID include:

  • Indexes ~10 000 journals, mainly in the sciences
  • You need to manually create and update your profile
  • Few full text links

Creating your ResearcherID profile on Publons

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ResearcherID is now hosted on Publons and is produced by Clarivate Analytics.

Watch the video to see

  • creating your profile
  • adding your publications
  • viewing your citation metrics

Contact your Academic Library Services Team if you need assistance or have any queries.