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Academic Information Management System (AIMS): 5 Set Alerts in Web of Science

Set Alerts in the Web of Science

You may create alerts in the Web of Science that will inform you by email when a new publication (matching the search criteria you have saved) is added to the database. Please find the steps below. 

  • Access the Web of Science HERE
  • To create an alert, you need to sign in to the Web of Science with your credentials for ResearcherID, Publons, or Endnote. These tools share the same sign-in credentials. If you have not created an account yet, you can register by clicking "Register" and then complete the registration form.


  • Enter the search criteria in the search box such as an author name and affiliation, and click on “Search”. 
    • Remark: You may specify the searching period in the index date boxes. 


  • Click “Create Alert”. 


  • Enter a name for the alert.
    • Remarks: Please enable “Send me email alerts”. 


  • Click “Manage Alerts” for more setting options if needed. 


  • Click “More options”. 


  • Select the alert frequency, daily, weekly, or monthly. 



When you have received a new publication alert, you can create an AIMS record following the step 1 - 12 of Add New Records by Importing from External Databases. 

  • In Step 4, you may search the new publication in the Web of Science by Title or Publication ID.


  • The publication ID is the Accession Number shown in the document information section of a Web of Science record.