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ResearchGate strives to connect your profile with all of your research automatically. However, if we've missed something, or someone else has already taken authorship of your publication incorrectly, you can request authorship by going to the publications page on Researchgate by clicking on it's title, and click on the arrow  to the right of Download and Request Feedback/Following. Then select Claim authorship from the drop-down list.

 

 

From there, you can either select the name you published under for that publication by selecting one of the names already present, or request to add your name to the author list by clicking on + Add name. Providing as much additional information as possible helps us to process your request quickly and correctly. 

If you have already submitted an authorship request for a publication or author name, please note that all authorship requests are curated manually - this means that it can sometimes take time. We thank you for your patience.

What is the difference between confirming authorship of a publication and adding it manually?

When you confirm authorship of a publication on ResearchGate, you are confirming that you are the author of a publication that is already listed in our database. When you add a publication manually, it just means that it wasn’t yet listed in our database.

How do I confirm authorship of publications that I published under a different name?

The easiest way to confirm authorship of something you published under a different name is to add an alternative author name to your account:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click Add your publications in the top right-hand corner
  3. Select Journal articles from the options in the box that appears
  4. Make sure you are in the Author match tab
  5. Select Add alternative name
  6. Enter the alternative name you published under
  7. Click Save.

All done! If you want to edit your author names again, just go to your Account SettingsFind out more.

I’m having trouble confirming authorship of my publications

If you’re having problems confirming authorship of a publication it’s usually because your account name doesn’t match the name you published under. The best thing you can do here is to add an alternative author name to your ResearchGate account (see above question).

If you have tried this and still can’t confirm authorship of a publication, you can request authorship of it directly from its ResearchGate page:

1. Go to the publication page by clicking on the publication's title
2. Click on the down-arrow to the right of Download and Request Feedback and select Claim authorship from the drop-down list
3. Tell us what's happened in the box that appears and, if possible, include links to external services where your work is published
4. Click on the blue Request authorship button.

We take erroneous authorship claims very seriously and review each case manually. This can sometimes take a while so please have patience during this process.

The suggested publications are not mine

ResearchGate's authorship suggestions are designed to help you claim your publications as effectively as possible. You can always click No if the publication is not yours, which will help the suggested publications algorithm make a more informed suggestion the next time. You’ll find the page where you can click No here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile.ProfileAuthorClusterClaim.html

The best advice we can offer at this time is to keep declining authorship of articles that are not yours. The algorithm, as a result, becomes 'smarter' and chooses fewer publications to be sent your way for claiming of authorship.

Adding, editing, and removing co-author information

The best way to add, edit, or remove co-author information from a publication is to:

  1. Go to your publication's page, by clicking on the title.

  2. Click on the blue downward-facing arrow to the right of Request Feedback and select Edit from the drop-down list

  3. Click Edit Authors

  4. Update the author information and click Request changes.

Note: We review author changes manually, so there may be a short delay before your publication is updated.

Author profiles

When browsing ResearchGate you might come across a profile in your name or that of a colleague/co-author. This is most likely an author profile.

Author profiles contain bibliographic data of published and publicly available information. They exist to make claiming and adding publications to your profile easier.

To claim your author profile (and all the publications that come along with it), click on the Are you Firstname Lastname? button on the top right-hand side of the page. The author profile will then be merged with your ResearchGate profile. If you know the researcher who should claim this author profile, Click on Do you know Firstname Lastname?. You will be prompted to enter their email address, which will send an email to that researcher suggesting the author profile to them.

A researcher has wrongly claimed co-authorship of my publication

Our author match feature is designed to help you quickly confirm authorship of your publications on ResearchGate. The ease of this one-click process means mistakes can sometimes be made, so if another researcher has claimed to be your co-author, it is usually the result of an honest mistake.

If you notice that someone has mistakenly claimed co-authorship of your publication, please contact RG Community Support with details and a link to your publication.

We take erroneous authorship claims very seriously and review each case manually, so please bear with us.

Note: if you move the mouse over the name, and a button titled Invite appears, this is an author profile. See above for more details.

A researcher with a name similar to mine has claimed my publication

Our publication search algorithm is designed to help you find and confirm authorship of your publications on ResearchGate quickly and easily. The ease of this one-click process means mistakes can sometimes be made, so if another researcher has claimed your publication, it is usually the result of an honest mistake.

To resolve this:

1. Go to the publication page by clicking on the publication's title
2. Click on the down-arrow to the right of Download and Request Feedback and select Claim authorship from the drop-down list
3. Tell us what's happened in the box that appears and, if possible, include links to external services where your work is published
4. Click on the blue Request authorship button.

We take erroneous authorship claims very seriously and review each case manually. This can sometimes take a while so please have patience during this process.

Note: if you move the mouse over the name, and a button titled Invite appears, this is an author profile. See above for more details.

A publication in my profile doesn’t belong to me

We try our best to accurately match publications to their authors, but mistakes can sometimes be made. The best way to remove a publication from your profile is to:

  1. Go to your profile’s Timeline tab
  2. Click next to the publication you want to remove
  3. Click Remove again in the box that appears to confirm your choice.

If you need to remove more than one publication, you can do this by going to your Contributions tab and clicking on Edit list above your list of publications.