Thomson Reuters is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the world's most important and influential journals to meet its subscribers' current awareness and retrospective information retrieval needs. Today Web of Science™ Core Collection covers over 12,000 top tier international and regional journals in every area of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Many factors are taken into account when evaluating journals for coverage in Web of Science Core Collection, ranging from the qualitative to the quantitative. The Thomson Reuters editors who perform journal evaluations have educational backgrounds relevant to their areas of responsibility. Because they monitor virtually every new scholarly journal published, they are also experts in the literature of their fields.
Submitting your journal for consideration:
Please read our Journal Selection Process Essay before submitting a journal for evaluation.
Please submit one format of the journal — either electronic or print. We want to evaluate the most complete and authoritative version of the journal.
Click here to submit an Electronic Journal. Please provide full access information for any electronic title.
To submit a Print Journal
Please (1) establish an ongoing, complimentary subscription to the title for Thomson Reuters, (2) send the most current issue of the journal, and (3) forward each subsequent issue as soon as each is published to the following address:
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- How do I submit a journal for evaluation?
- What issues of my journal should I send for evaluation?
- Is there a format preference for journals?
- What is that status of my journal submission?
- Did you receive my initial submission for evaluation?
If you have not done so already, please read our Journal Selection Process Essay before submitting a journal for evaluation.
Submit your journal for evaluation here.
We evaluate only current and upcoming issues. Back issues are not part of the review process. A minimum of three consecutive current issues will need to be evaluated. The publisher must provide full access to consecutive current issues, as they are published, one at a time, to Thomson Reuters, throughout the evaluation process until a decision is made on coverage.
In our evaluations and production processes, we would like to use the most complete and authoritative version of the journal. This is often considered the version of record. Current industry practices have electronic formats provided to us more often than print. We can work with print or electronic formats but we prefer electronic.
Please click here to complete a request form.
We acknowledge electronic submissions on a regular basis. However, this is only for the initial submission. Subsequent issues do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt. You can check on the status of your evaluation by filling out the journal status form found here.