Publons (formerly ResearcherID) is a free scheme operated by the publisher Thomson Reuters which assigns a unique identifier to each author who joins. Through Publons, Thomson Reuters aims to standardize and clarify author names and ensure that citations are properly attributed and easier to find.
With Publons you can:
Your Publons information integrates with the Web of Science database for improved accuracy. There are also connection options for ORCID and LinkedIN which allow for import/export of citation data.
Find out more about Publons.
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