An author record is a set of articles likely authored by the same person. Author records 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.
These records 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 checkbox, and then click View Records. You may view records in more than one group at the same time.
An author may be associated with multiple groups because:
Claiming an Author Record
We recommend, if you're the author listed on an author record, you claim the record. Do this by clicking Claim this Record. Claiming the record takes you to publons.com where you can register for a free account. Alternatively, you can bypass registration and sign in with your Web of Science email address and password under Already a member.
Key benefits of having a Publons account include
Only you can claim an author record as your own. If you have a proxy, they
Author Record: Suggesting a Correction
Anyone with a Web of Science account can suggest a correction to an author record by clicking correct a record under Suggest a Correction. Be aware that:
Opening a Document Results Summary Page from an Author Record
Open a Document Results Summary page from an author record by clicking View as a set of results to export, analyze, and link to full text. This summary page gives you more options for reviewing an author's record. For example, the Export drop-down menu includes options to print, email, and export to EndNote Desktop.
Analyze Results gives you a visual representation of an author's records
using a tree or bar graph. You can select from a number of attributes including
document type, languages, and publication years. Save a copy of the visual
graph(s) to your device by clicking Download above the graph.
Create a Citation Report
You can generate a citation report by clicking Create a Citation Report. You have the option to change the time period of the author's record. The fields are automatically generated to include 1900 through the present year.The citation report includes metrics for:
Save this report from the Export Data drop-down menu as an Excel or text file.
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: