Q. Why isn’t my publication list accurate?



[1] The article is available online but not yet indexed in Web of Science

Metadata for the Weizmann Research Publications Database (WRPD) is harvested daily from Web of Science. An article won’t show up on your publication page until it has been indexed by Web of Science and harvested by the Library -- or added manually because you update us first.

[2] Weizmann is not listed as your Institutional Affiliation

The automatic harvesting mechanism depends on the Institutional Affiliation field in Web of Science to identify titles for harvesting. If you were affiliated with a different institution at the time the article was published or did not list Weizmann, the publication will not be included in the automatic update. If you want to get the publication added, send the article title and DOI to the Library and it will be added manually.

[3] Inconsistent and inaccurate author name forms in public databases are a huge problem

Author name inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the WRPD come directly from databases, indexes, and lists everywhere including Web of Science, Google Scholar, and PubMed. 

Library staff are constantly cleaning and updating the WRPD in order to provide more accurate information to scientists’ publication web sites, however we do not have sufficient staff to update Web of Science or any other outside database. 

Please do not hesitate to report missing publications from your list to library@weizmann.ac.il

[4] The Weizmann Human Resources database sometimes changes the identification number (PersonID) associated with an employee when their status changes

This problem is internal to Weizmann.  Since the Library is not informed of such changes, it is possible for one group of articles to be associated with an old Personal ID and another group of articles to be associated with a new Personal ID.  HR has not been able to provide a solution.  Therefore, if your status has changed at Weizmann, please check if your Personal ID changed, too.  If it has, notify the Library.  

[5] Sometimes the Internet Services process which displays your publications page breaks temporarily

Contact Internet Services.  If you contact the Library, we will notify Internet Services of the problem, but we can't fix it.  

What else can you do?

  • It is your interest to use a single consistent form of your name, allowing your publications to be retrieved easily and consistently.
  • Tools like ORCID exist to help researchers to control a single name form and link all past, present and future articles to that name.
  • The Library encourages all scientists to register for an ORCID and work with the Library to check their publications in the WRPD.  For more information please visit the ORCID website.


  • Last Updated 04-Feb-2020
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  • Answered By Joan Kolarik

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