Thomson Scientific Launches ResearcherID.com

Jan 15, 2008


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Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and a provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, announced the launch of ResearcherID.com. This web environment is intended to enable researchers to create stable personal identifiers to present their works and manage public presentation of their personal metrics. Each individual identification (ID) number acts as a digital "calling card" that the researcher can place anywhere, such as a personal home page, a CV, or a university page. The identifier links to a personal workspace that automatically updates citation data, user-generated tags, and keywords, and professional information that can be shared with the public or kept for personal monitoring. ResearcherID.com ensures an accurate record of a researcher's output and attribution, providing a gateway for colleagues to pinpoint not only that researcher's published work, but also the researcher as a potential collaborator.

(www.thomson.com, www.researcherid.com)