Author Search BETA helps you identify and retrieve all documents by a particular author. By focusing on what you know about the researcher, Author Search helps separate documents by different authors with the same name. The improved author search allows you to submit feedback on publication records, and allows authors to claim and curate their author records.
In the appropriate fields, find an author by typing their last name followed by their first name. You can include a hyphen, a space, or an apostrophe in the Last Name field. For example:
Beta Version Limitations
There are some limitation to the Author Search BETA:
Searching for an Author Record
An author record is a record of publications and citation metrics of an individual researcher. Any author with a paper indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection has an author record.
For example, in the first row, you may type Maparyan Layli and in the second row, Phillips Layli. The system finds all published articles using these two name variations.
Author Search Results Summary
When you open an author record, all documents in the Web of Science Core Collection written by the author appear on the list of publications.
It’s important to associate documents found in the Web of Science Core Collection with the correct authors to improve author data across the platform. If you’re listed as the author on the record, you can claim the record. Alternatively, if you’re not the author and you notice documents the author didn’t write, you can suggest a correction.
View as a Set of Results
Clicking View as a set of results to export, analyze, and link to full text, opens a new page. From here, you can select multiple documents and:
The system returns an error message if you enter a Boolean in the Last Name / First Name field without using quotation marks. For example, "OR" returns results but OR returns an error message.
This rules only applies to the Last Name / First Name field -- it does not apply to the Initials field. For example, entering Smith (last name) and OR (initials) is a valid search query.
About Author Names
Different authors may be represented by the same name in the product database. For example, Richard J. Johnson and Robert J. Johnson may appear as Johnson RJ.
Conversely, the same author may be represented by different names, particularly if he or she has a long publication history. For example, Barbara Demmig-Adams is indexed as: