Major upgrade of Web of Science database on 1 December

On 1 December the upgraded Web of Science bibliographical database of scholarly articles from 12,500 peer-reviewed journals was launched with enhanced functionalities:

  • Author Search: In the Web of Science Core Collection search page, the Author Search tab can be used to locate author indexed works in the Web of Science
  • Search Alerts: To receive emails with new results from a search query, click on ‘Create Alert’ in the Search results or History page
  • Export Records to Excel: It is now possible to select ‘Export to Excel file’ from the Export dropdown (for export to EndNote online, EndNote desktop and Plain text format). Full details

2016 Journal Citation Reports in the Web of Science bibliographical database

2016 Journal Citation Reports’ data is now available in the Web of Science bibliographical database. The Journal Citation Reports’ interface includes an interactive map of journal citation networks; new left-menu facets for subsetting search returns; an impact factor range indicator; and an average Journal Impact Factor percentile range. “The 2016 release, with 2015 citation data for literature within the sciences and social sciences, features 11,365 journal listings… 81 countries are represented.” The Web of Science database is also cross-indexed with Google Scholar. Reciprocal links allow users to run the same search criteria between the two databases, locating full text where available.

Growing impact of ‘non-elite’ journals

Dr. Anurag Acharya and six Google Scholar co-authors have published an analysis of scholarly journals’ usage from 1995-2013, using bibliometric data from Google Scholar. The paper, ‘Rise of the Rest: the growing impact of non-elite journals’ is available online. The authors conclude that “… the fraction of highly-cited articles published in non-elite journals increased steadily over 1995-2013… [and that] finding and reading relevant articles in non-elite journals is about as easy as finding and reading articles in elite journals, researchers are increasingly building on and citing work published everywhere.”

Upgrade of premier scholarly bibliographical database ‘Web of Science’

The Web of Science bibliographical database has been upgraded to version 5.11. New features include ‘Did You Mean’ spelling corrections and suggestions; an auto-suggest for journal titles; and a newly-consolidated records’ export menu. Full details are on this release page. EUI members can enter the database via this Library catalogue record. A presentation of the Web of Science takes place in the Library training room at 13:30 on Friday, 4 October.