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. Providing as much information as possible can also help us to process your request quickly and correctly. We thank you for your patience.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 'x' next to the publication you want to remove
  3. Click Remove again in the box that appears to confirm your choice.