Conference proceedings published in books are known to be a popular vehicle for scholarly communication in the physical sciences, particularly engineering. However, in fast-moving areas of the biomedical sciences, conference proceedings are more typically published in journals. In the life sciences, for example, a rapid dissemination of critical information is essential and journals provide the best medium for this.

Conference Proceedings Published in Journals
The proceedings published in journals are selectively covered from any of the  journals covered in Web of Science®.  As part of the indexing process, each journal article is classified as to document type.  If the article is actually a paper delivered at a conference then it is coded as such and automatically included in Conference Proceedings Citation Index™ with full conference information. The journals that include proceedings are selected for coverage according to the criteria detailed in the Journal Selection Process Essay.

Conference Proceedings Published in Books
Conference proceedings published as books are acquired and selected according to a set of specialized guidelines. Thomson Reuters staff is in regular direct communication with every major scholarly publisher, and many professional societies and associations who publish and/or sponsor professional conferences and who submit their publications for evaluation and coverage in the CPCI. The Thomson Reuters Editorial Development team evaluates each volume of conference proceedings we receive according to a set of well-established criteria. Read the Conference Proceedings Selection Essay.

Steps for Submitting a Conference Proceeding
If the conference proceedings are publishing in print only, please send the
volume(s) to the following address:

Publication Processing
Thomson Reuters
1500 Spring Garden Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19130

If the conference proceedings are publishing online (XML, PDF or a combination of formats) please send information on free electronic access to This email address may also be used if you wish to recommend coverage of a particular conference.

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