Upgrade of Journal Citation Reports in Web of Science bibliographical database

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WoSJcRThomson Reuters has upgraded the Journal Citation Reports interface in the Web of Science. EUI members can access JCR via the top menu of the Web of Science interface. The upgrade 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. For title changes, Journal Citation Reports now includes a View Title Changes index. An overview of the Web of Science – with an introduction to Google Scholar-Web of Science cross-indexing – is on this Library page.

The Web of Science bibliographical database is cross-indexed with Google Scholar. Reciprocal links allow users to run the same search criteria between the two databases, locating full text where available. Cross-indexing is explained on this page.

WoS_GS_2014A video presentation of the Web of Science/Google Scholar initiative is on YouTube.

Journal inclusion criteria are explained on the Thomson Reuters site.

The Journal Impact Factor (Journal Citation Reports).

An index to quantify an individual’s scientific research output by Jorge E. Hirsch, explains the h-Index (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 102/46, November 2005).

The new Emerging Sources Citation Index was added to Thomson Retuers’ Web of Science bibliographical database in November 2015. ESCI increases Web of Science coverage by 1,500 journals – providing bibliographical data from peer-reviewed journals “of regional importance and in emerging research fields.”

EUI members can configure off-campus access to full-texts in the Library collection via Google Scholar. Google also provides tools for citatations and metrics.

For assistance with the Web of Science – and statistical databases – please contact Thomas Bourke at [email protected]