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
research that I published under a different name?The easiest way to confirm authorship of something
If you published a research item under a different name is to
, you can add an alternative author name to your account by visiting your account settings:
profileClick Add your publications in
- Go to your
cornerSelect Journal articles from the options in the box that appearsMake sure you are in the Author match tabSelect Add alternative nameEnter the alternative name you published underClick Save.
- Profile and select the arrow at the top right-hand
All done! If you want to edit your author names again, just go to your Account Settings. Find out more.
- side next to 'Add new'
- Click 'Settings'
- Select 'Edit name' to edit your current name(s) or add alternative name(s)
- Click Save.
You can now claim publications with either of your author names.
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 down-
2. Click on the
arrow to the right of 'Download' and 'Request Feedback' and select ‘Claim authorship’ from
the title and select Claim authorship from the drop-down list Tell us what's happened in the box that appears and, if possible, include links to external services where your work is published
Select the name you published with or click Add name. A box will appear so that you can add additional information ‘
4. Click on the blue
Request authorship’ button
We take erroneous authorship claims very seriously and review each case manually. This
As this can sometimes take a while so please have patience during this process.
, we appreciate your patience during this process.
Note: We do not currently add collaborators, translators, consortiums or signatories to the author lists of publications unless their names are explicitly stated on the full-text of the publication in the main author list. We are working on a better way to represent the contributions that researchers in this position have made to these publications. For edited books, where the editors' names appear on the cover but the chapters have variable authorship, editors can confirm authorship of the entire book while chapter authors can confirm authorship of their individual chapters. For conference proceedings, editors may appear in the author list, while individual conference papers and their authors should be added separately as individual publications.
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 This is not me if the publication is not yours, which will help the algorithm we use to make a more informed suggestion the next time. You’ll find the page where you can click This is not me 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.
ResearchGate's extensive publication database is compiled using publicly available metadata from other literature databases, including PubMed, NASA, and CiteSeer. The ResearchGate community also contributes to our publications database, by uploading publications manually. As a result, there may be times where we suggest a publication that you already have on your profile or publications with incorrect metadata. For publications that you authored with incorrect metadata, you can edit the publication after you've claimed it.
For duplicates, ResearchGate automatically merges items where all information is identical, including title, date of publication, author list, and journal. This is how you can edit the items so that they merge automatically:
- Go to the publication’s ResearchGate page by clicking on the title of the publication
- Click on the blue arrow on the right-hand side of the page and select Edit from the drop-down list
- Make the necessary changes
- Click Save.
Please note: It can take up to 72 hours for the publications to be merged.
If you have duplicates and prefer to delete one of them, simply do so by following our instructions on removing research.
Adding, editing, and removing co-author information
The best way to add, edit, or remove co-author information from a publication is to:
Go to your publication's page, by clicking on the title
Click on the
'Request Feedback' and select 'Edit' from
arrow to the right of
the title and select Edit from the drop-down list
Edit the Authors field as appropriate
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.
Scientific contributions pages
When browsing ResearchGate you might come across a profile in your name or that of a colleague/co-author. We call these scientific contributions pages.
Scientific contributions pages are created by ResearchGate and contain a list of published scientific works. They are automatically created based on bibliographic data we obtain from publicly available sources. in this way, they are different from profile pages, which are controlled by members.
To claim your scientific contributions page (and all the publications that come along with it), click on 'Are you (Firstname Lastname)?' at the top right-hand side of the page. The contributions page will then be merged with your ResearchGate profile and all the details will match up to the details on your account.
If you know the researcher who should claim this scientific contributions page, click on the blue Invite button on the right-hand side.
A dialogue box like the one above will appear and you will be prompted to enter their email address. This will send an email to that researcher suggesting the contributions page 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.