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Claiming Your Publications

The guide outlines an efficient workflow for claiming your research publications and maintaining your online profiles.

Getting Started

Establishing and maintaining an online profile is an essential skill for today's researchers.

This guide presents an efficient workflow that will help you get the most out of these tools. You will learn how to set up your profiles, claim your past publications, and automate the claiming of future publications. 


  1. Register for Publons (1 minute)
  2. Claim Your Past Publications in Web of Science (10-45 minutes)
  3. Register for ORCiD (1 minute)
  4. Link Your ORCiD, Publons, and McMaster Experts Profiles (5 minutes)
  5. Submit ORCiD with Any Future Publications (10 seconds
  6. Claiming Additonal Research Outputs (Optional)

Instructions for each of these steps can be found on the subsequent pages of this guide.