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Changing your account name

You can

change

edit your

account

name in a few easy steps:

  1. Go to your profile and click on Edit next to your
Profile settings pageUpdate your name in
  1. name 
  2. Click on the Edit
button below Name information
  1.  name button at the bottom of the box that appears
Click Save
  1. Update your name and click Save to confirm your changes.

Note: For security reasons, you can only change your name three times within a 30-day period.

Have you published under a different name or multiple names? If your author name (the name you've published under) doesn't match your account name exactly, your publications can sometimes be put into a queue while we manually verify authorship. To avoid this, you can either edit your account name or add an 'alternative

author

name.

How do I change my profile's URL?

Your ResearchGate profile's URL is generated automatically from the name on your profile, so we cannot manually edit it for you. However, If the original account with your name no longer exists, you can reuse this URL by editing your name to something else, and then changing it back again.

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Why can't I add my academic title to my name?  

Our name matching algorithm, which is responsible for automatically attaching publications to the correct profile, works best by matching just a person's name without their academic title. For this reason, we don't allow the addition of titles such as Dr. or Prof. to your name on ResearchGate. 

What's the difference between my

account

name and my

author

alternative name?

Your

account

 name is the name you are known as professionally. It's displayed on your profile and helps your co-authors, colleagues, and peers recognize you and your contributions on ResearchGate.

Your

author

 alternative name represents any other name you've published under.

When adding publications to your profile, you may have trouble confirming authorship of your work if the name you published under doesn't match your account name. Adding an alternative author name can simplify this process. 

How do I add an alternative author name?

Adding

You can add an alternative

author name is easy

name by following these steps:

  1. Go to your
Profile settings page
  1.  profile and click on Edit next to your name 
  2. Click on the Edit
button underneath Name informationSelect the Add an alternative name tab in You’re
  1.  name button at the bottom of the box that appears
  • Update your alternative name with the name you published under
  • Click Save to confirm your changes.
    1. Fill out the Alternative name fields and click Save

    Note: For security reasons, you can only change your name three times within a 30-day period.

    You're all set! Now

    it’s

    it's much easier to confirm authorship of publications that

    don’t

    don't match your account name.

     

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