Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Researcher ID to be More Integrated into Web of Knowledge

Researcher ID allows researchers to "claim" their articles on the Web of Knowledge. Though you can view a researcher's profile if you know their ID number or they provide you with a link, this feature hasn't been integrated with the citation index.

Thomson-Reuters plan to change this. The integration is pretty superficial at this stage. Only when you go to an article's full details will you see links to the Researcher IDs of authors. And to search for an author's publications you'll need to know there Researcher ID. It would make a lot more sense to be able to enter "stern d" and get back a list of Researcher IDs with that name or when authors claim an article for the Researcher ID to be hyperlinked to their name on all methods of displaying the article as RePEc does.

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