Sign In / Register

To access many features in the Web of Science platform, you must be a registered user and you must sign in.

To sign in, click the Sign In link that appears in the menu bar at the top of any page in Web of Science. Enter the required information in the E-Mail Address and Password fields, and then click Sign In.

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Why Register?

As a registered user, you can take advantage of these convenient features:

  • Automatically sign in every time you access Web of Science.

  • Select a starting application that enables you to start your session in a specific database rather than on the All Databases tab.

  • Update your personal information including username and password.

  • Save searches to our server that you can later open when you resume your research.

  • Set up search history alerts. The alert automatically searches the last update to the database, and then sends the results to you by e-mail. This feature requires a subscription.

  • Set up citation alerts whereby you are notified by e-mail whenever an article on your Citation Alerts list has been cited by a new article. This feature requires a subscription to Web of Science.

  • Create and maintain custom journal lists that you frequently read. This feature requires a subscription to Current Contents Connect.

  • Add references to your EndNote online library directly from Web of Science and other product databases.


Register as a New User

  1. Click Register from the Sign In menu that appear at the top of the page.

  2. On the Registration form, enter your e-mail address in the E-mail Address and Retype E-mail Address fields.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. A verification message will be sent to the email address you entered. That message contains a code that you must copy and paste into the verification box.
  5. After your email address has been verified, complete the User Registration form. Required fields are marked by the asterisk (*) character.

  6. Click the Submit Changes button to complete the registration process.


About Passwords

If you are registering for the first time, then you must create a password to access your account. The password cannot match your user name (e-mail addresss). A password cannot match any of your four previous passwords.

A password must be eight or more characters in length. It must have at least one number, one alphabetic character, and one special character such as:

  • Exclamation ( ! )
  • At sign ( @ )
  • Pound ( # )
  • Dollar ( $ )
  • Percent ( % )
  • Carat ( ^ )
  • Asterisk ( * )
  • Left and right brackets ( )
  • Tilde ( ~ )
  • Bar ( | )
  • Backslash ( \ )
  • and other special characters