If you have access to your Publisher/Journal's partner dashboard you'll see the following Verification section in the left-hand navigation:

Researchers can use their Web of Science Researcher profile to keep a verified track record of all their research outputs like peer reviews,  publications and editorial work. Researchers can indicate memberships to Editorial Boards on their profile (see info on how they do so here). 

When a researcher does this we display an unverified indication of this on their profile. At the same time we also surface them as an "unverified" Editorial Board member on the relevant journal/publisher dashboard. 

As a journal/publisher with access to your dashboard - you can view how many such requests we've had for your journal(s) that remain unverified and can manually check these against your records and verify/disavow.  

Let's look at an example:

When you navigate to your Editorial board Verification page on your dashboard, you will see a list of your journals. Click on one of the journals and you will see a page listing all unverified editorial board memberships we have for that journal. 

They will be displayed in a table like the below:

^ You can see in this example there are 2 unverified editorial board memberships waiting for this journal.

Let's say you check your records (i.e. wherever you keep track of who is an Ed Board member for your journal) for this journal and can verify the top record, you can verify the record as follows:

Select "Verified" from the drop down -> this will the update the status and you'll see a pop-up confirming the record has been verified. 

What to do if you can't verify an editorial board membership?


If you can't see one of these editorial board memberships in your records, or the editor has not provided enough information you can "Disavow" the record - this will send the editor a notification that their record was not able to be verified.