Answered By: ic
Last Updated: Jul 01, 2022     Views: 11

Multiple author profiles for Scopus; Web of Science or Publons can occur due to multiple assigned ResearcherIDs.

If your Researcher ID is not reflective of your activity statement and it does not display all publications or the right h-index some of the typical reasons are:


  • Researcher publishes under different versions of their name
  • The publisher has a spelling error in the name
  • The author’s name has been inverted unintentionally
  • Affiliation change to Western has not occurred
  • A researcher has changed research fields

To resolve this issue, you can use the Scopus author feedback wizard to merge author profiles

1. Login into Scopus. Perform an author search. Select the author profiles to be merged. Choose ‘Request to merge authors’.


2.Follow the prompts via the   Scopus author feedback wizard to select your preferred name, merge profiles, add and remove documents or update your affiliation.

3. Choose to Proceed to make changes to continue.

4. After you have submitted your request, you will receive a verification link via email. Once Scopus has confirmed that the two or more IDs belong to the same author, the IDs will be merged. This process might take up to two weeks.

5. However, if this information needs to be consolidated urgently for promotions and grants, contact the library to see if we can expedite this issue  to also have this data reflected in your staff profile




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