Real Facts of the Citation Connection

This foundational, curated content is delivered within the broader context of global research – across disciplines and content types – all from a single destination to help clearly communicate the path of a discovery.

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FACT: RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY FOR HALF A CENTURY

Citation Indexing since 1960

Using Dr. Eugene Garfield’s revolutionary concept of citation indexing, we brought you Web of ScienceTM. A full range of data, tools and technology in one, integrated, ever-evolving resource.

  • FACT: Journal Impact Factor was introduced almost half a century ago.
  • FACT: Journal Citation Reports was the first tool for in-depth analyses and ranking of scholarly and professional journals.
  • FACT: InCites is the first-ever research evaluation tool on the Web, allowing the most comprehensive citation-based analysis of institutional research.
  • FACT: Web of Science was the first Web-based citation indexing resource of scholarly and professional journals.
  • FACT: 30 years of bibliometric expertise and 50 years of citation analysis serve as the backbone for our new Research Analytics suite.
  • FACT: The most prestigious institutions and agencies in the world rely on Web of Science citation data to make hiring decisions.


FACT: INFORMATION PROVIDER. NOT PRIMARY PUBLISHER.

Objective and Publisher Neutral.

Web of ScienceTM Core Collection is a carefully selected and maintained collection of the world’s most influential journals across all disciplines.

  • FACT: Thomson Reuters has a dedicated team of experts who evaluate all publications.
  • FACT: The journal selection process is publisher neutral and applied consistently to all 3,300 publishers.
  • FACT: We select only the most relevant research produced by commercial, society, open access publishers, and more.
  • FACT: Indexing spans cover-to-cover for all publications. Existing journal coverage is constantly under review.


FACT: MORE THAN SCIENCE.

More than just science AND JOURNAL LITERATURE

Our social science and arts & humanities coverage is unmatched. We index all types of scholarly outputs, not just publications. Because coverage should be comprehensive and complete

  • FACT: Web of Science Core Collection covers over 5,300 social science publications across 55 disciplines back to 1900.
  • FACT: The Social Sciences Citation Index® contains 7.8 million records.
  • FACT: The Arts & Humanities Citation Index® contains 4.5 million records.
  • FACT: We cover 2,500 arts & humanities journals, from 1975 to the present.
  • FACT: Conference proceedings coverage in all fields of the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities is unmatched.


FACT: A TRUE CITATION INDEX.

Indisputably the largest.

Web of Science Core Collection is indisputably the largest citation database available. Providing you with the foundation for discovery. Quality and quantity shouldn't be mutually exclusive.

  • FACT: Web of Science Core Collection is the only true cited reference index with one billion+ cited references.
  • FACT: It contains over 90 million records.
  • FACT: We actively cover more than 12,000 high impact journals.
  • FACT: It contains 8.2 million records across 160,000 conference proceedings.
  • FACT: We offer fully indexed journal and book-based proceedings with 15,000 proceedings added
    each year.


FACT: UNRIVALED COVERAGE OF SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONTENT.

THE COMPLETE PICTURE

A foundation of influential literature is key. But understanding the nuances of a field is what leads to amazing results. Browse, view and select a complete verified cited reference.

  • FACT: There are 19.9 million records in Current Contents Connect.
  • FACT: The Data Citation Index houses 2.6 million records.
  • FACT: Zoological Record holds 4 million records.
  • FACT: There are 26.4 million records in Derwent Innovations Index.
  • FACT: The Biosis Citation Index houses 23.6 million records.
  • FACT: Medline has 23.6 million records.


FACT: SEAMLESS CONNECTIONS DELIVERED THROUGH STANDARD VOCABULARY & LINKED DATA

NO GAPS, NO PARTIAL COVERAGE, AND NO MISSING EDITIONS

You get complete and accurate access to research materials with cover-to-cover indexing. We never misrepresent partial coverage as full coverage.

  • FACT: We offer cover-to-cover indexing, including full papers and reviews, editorial material, book reviews, and more.
  • FACT: You’ll get quality controlled data with unified formatting.
  • FACT: Author cited references are captured for all full journal articles indexed from 1900 to now.
  • FACT: Times Cited links are standard for all articles back to 1900.
  • FACT: We have 26 million pre-1996 records.
  • FACT: There are 65 million cited references captured yearly connecting foundational content to the data, books and patents that informed it.