Article Groups

An article group is a set of articles authored by the same person. Article groups are generated by a proprietary algorithm that identifies and weighs shared data elements such as author names, institution names, and citing and cited author relationships.

Article groups are listed in order of size. The group with the largest number of articles is at the top of the table.

To view the records in a group, select the check box, and then click the View Records button. You may view records in more than one group at the same time.

An author may be associated with multiple groups because:

  • The author may have changed institutions or locations
  • The author may be working in multiple research areas
  • The author may be citing a wide range of works in different articles published in different years


Save to ResearcherID - I Wrote These Publications

This feature allows you (or an authorized administrator) to add your published works to your publication list in ResearcherID. Use this feature if you see records that you wish to claim as your works.

  1. Select the record(s) that you want to include in your publication list in ResearcherID.

  2. Select  Save to ResearcherID - I Wrote These Publications to open a dialog box that displays a message asking you to certify that you are the author (or a designated proxy) of the selected document(s).

  3. One of the following will occur:

  • If you are currently signed in, the system takes you to a processing overlay and adds the selected record(s) to your publication list.

  • If you are not signed in, click the Sign in to ResearcherID link. Enter your credentials, and then press Continue. The system sends you to a processing overlay and adds the selected record(s) to your publication list.

  • If you are not a registered member of ResearcherID, click the Register with ResearcherID link. Enter a valid e-mail address and then press Continue to complete the process.


Author Group Fields


Author Names

You may see two author names or more in this column. Generally, these are variations of the same name, for example, Myers B and Myers Barbara. Other names may be listed if the author has published under a different name.

Records of works that are published anonymously or under a pseudonym are not included.


Last Known Organization

This column displays the last known organization associated with a group.

  • An institution name displays if only one author name and only one address exist in records published from 1900 to the present. The last known organization is the organization shown in the newest record. 

  • Records of articles with multiple authors and multiple addresses added after 2007 link authors to addresses. The last known organization is the organization from the newest record in which an author name and an address are associated.

  • The term "Undetermined" displays for records added to the index prior to 2007 if we are unable to associate an organization name with the author.


Research Areas

This column displays the top five research areas associated with the current author.


Publication Years

The year span indicates the earliest and latest publication year in the group. That is, the years from which the records in the group are published. It does not necessarily indicate a continuous span. For example, a set whose publication years were 1999-2006 may contain papers from 1999, 2002, and 2006.



The number of records is the number of records in the article group. Click the number to view the records. 

To view records from multiple groups, select the groups and then click the View Records button.

If you select two or more groups and the total number of records is greater than 5,000, you will be asked to select fewer groups.

Note: The number may change as Article Groups system is refined and new articles are added to Web of Science Core Collection.


A Sampling of Publications by this Author

This column lists the last three titles in the group. They are sorted by Publication Date. Use sampling to help select the group(s) you want to view.


Records and Subscription Depth

The number of records in each article group is derived from all years of Web of Science Core Collection, which is 1900 to the present. Your subscription determines the actual number of records you may view. 

For example, a group may contain 50 records of articles published between 1977 and 2016. Ten of the articles were published between 1977 and 1985. If your subscription covers 30 years of data, then you will be able to view 40 of the 50 records--the records of articles published between 1986 and 2016.


Updates to Author Groups

Author groups are updated on a weekly basis as new records are added to Web of Science Core Collection.