THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE:
KEEPING PACE WITH THE EVOLUTION OF RESEARCH DISCOVERY
SCIENTIFIC AND SCHOLARLY RESEARCH
Alain Frey
Strategic Business Manager
[email protected]
October 2013
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
Keeping Pace with the Evolution of Research Discovery
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THE EVOLUTION OF RESEARCH
CONNECTING PEOPLE, CONTENT
AND WORKFLOWS THROUGH
CITATIONS
Thomson Reuters Web of Science provides a
single destination to access for the world’s
largest collection of research data,
publications, proceedings and patents.
It started with an idea…
…that grew into the world’s
most trusted resource…
… and continues to evolve
with the pace of research.
More than half a century ago,
Dr. Eugene Garfield discovered
that citations could help
navigate the information
flood and gauge the impact
of journal literature.
Web of Science is the premier
resource for research
discovery. Our content and
tools are trusted by more than
6,000 of the world’s leading
organizations driving scholarly
research and scientific policy.
The next generation of Web of
Science brings together the
most trusted source of
scholarly content and the
new standards in online
search in one intuitive easyto-use environment.
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THE EVOLUTION OF RESEARCH
Innovations to Enhance Search & Discovery
We are excited to introduce several key enhancements to the Web of Science that will
help our customers transform the way they search for and assess the quality of
research content.
Easier Research
RESEARCH
Discovery
The Most Comprehensive
PRODUCING Citation Content
ORGANIZATIONS
Web of Science and Google Scholar
are forging a unique collaboration to
make the Web of Science instantly
discoverable and bringing the power
of our citation connections to the
open web.
Web of Science customers will be
able to view and access Web of
Science Times Cited Counts and
records directly from a Google
Scholar search. Reciprocal links will
provide an easy path to full-text with
links back out to Google Scholar.
We are bringing new regional
content to Web of Science
customers and making full text
seamlessly available for open
access journals.
The October launch of the new
SciELO Citation Index, trial access to
the Chinese Science Citation
Database and the upcoming 2014
launch of the new Korean Journal
Database brings even more quality,
impactful regional content to what is
already the largest and most
authoritative citation resource.
A Better Research Tool
In January, the Web of Science will
have an all new look and feel. This
release directly addresses customer
requests for a more intuitive and
easier search experience – while
maintaining the advanced search
capabilities our seasoned
researchers and power users expect.
STRONG BRAND
Developed with the emerging needs
of the researcher in mind, our
January release will provide a
simpler search and discovery
environment all branded under the
banner of the Web of Science.
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THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
Enabling Easier Research Discovery
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EASIER RESEARCH DISCOVERY
While the open web is the often starting point, it is not the ultimate destination.
Web of Science remains the primary resource for accessing quality and
impactful research.
Our new collaboration with Google Scholar facilitates the seamless movement
between the open web to the next generation of Web of Science and its
trusted content through citations. Citation connections that now meet the
researcher where their search begins.
Saves researcher’s time by fitting
within their existing workflow
Simplifies the discovery process
Makes it easier to access full text
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WEB OF SCIENCE AND GOOGLE SCHOLAR
Easier Research Discovery
Times Cited counts and direct links to the Web of Science are presented
within Google Scholar search results.
This is the Web of Science
Citing Articles Summary
Page as displayed to a
entitled user. A link back to
the Google Scholar results is
provided.
WEB OF SCIENCE AND GOOGLE SCHOLAR
Easier Research Discovery
Clicking on button in
Web of Science launches a
search on Google Scholar.
Google Scholar automatically displays
link to full text, at user’s university if
available based on IP address.
WEB OF SCIENCE AND GOOGLE SCHOLAR
Easier Research Discovery
This is the Web of Science Citing
Articles Summary Page as
displayed to a user without
complete entitlement.
The page is a limited listing of
cited articles, and allows user to
view static version of full records
and Citation Results based on
their subscription.
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
Delivering the Most Comprehensive Citation Content
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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE CITATION
CONTENT
Starting with the trusted collection of high-impact content, the Web of Science
uses citation connections to map paths from core literature to the broadest
set of citation content available. Citation Connections that help researchers
trace the path from idea to discovery to development.
Increases access to content from rapidly emerging and
increasingly influential regions
Provides citation connections that can be followed across
regions, subjects, and content types
Makes historical yet highly influential research easily
accessible
As part of our commitment to regional content expansion, we will continue to
partner with local academic and government organizations to deliver regionally
relevant, multidisciplinary resources.
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THE LATEST REGIONAL CONTENT
ADDITION
SciELO Citation Index
Our collaboration with the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) will bring greater
visibility and improved access to research from emerging economies, particularly in Latin
America, the Caribbean, South Africa, and developed Latin-language areas including
Spain and Portugal.
Approximately 650 titles
RESEARCH
PRODUCING
Over 350 new
titles added to
ORGANIZATIONS
content covered by Web of
Science
Over 4 million Cited References
All titles are open access with
links to full-text at SciELO site
Weekly updates from SciELO Brazil data feed
The same core feature set as other Web of Science resources
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SCIENCE CITATION
INDEX EXPANDED
• 41.2 million records
• 1900-present
SOCIAL SCIENCES
CITATION INDEX
• 7.9 million records
• 1900-present
ARTS & HUMANITIES
CITATION INDEX
• 4.6 million records
• 1975-present
CONFERENCE
PROCEEDINGS
CITATION INDEX
• 8.2 million records
• 1990-present
BOOK CITATION
INDEX
• 977,000+ records
• 2005-present
CURRENT CHEMICAL
REACTIONS
• 212,500+ records
• 1985-present
INDEX CHEMICUS
• 337,000+ records
• 1993-present
DATA CITATION
INDEX
• 3.4 million records
• 1835-present
CURRENT
CONTENTS
CONNECT
• 18.1 million records
• 1998-present
BIOSIS CITATION
INDEX
• 22.8 million records
• 1926-present
ZOOLOGICAL
RECORD
• 4 million records
• 1864-present
MEDLINE
• 22 million records
• 1950-present
DERWENT
INNOVATION INDEX
• 22.9 million basic
inventions
• 1963-present
CHINESE SCIENCE
CITATION DATABASE
• 3.6 million records
• 1989-present
NEW: SciELO
CITATION INDEX
• 317,000+ records
• 2002-present
COMING IN 2014:
KOREAN JOURNAL
DATABASE
• And more…
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Counts as of October 2013
MILLIONS OF WEB OF SCIENCE
RECORDS
CONNECTED WITHIN ONE SINGLE
RESOURCE
Web of Science Core Collections
Unified subject
classification
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Book Citation Index
Coverage from
1864
Data Citation Index
Current Chemical Reactions
BIOSIS Citation Index
Index Chemicus
Thomson Reuters
Web of Science
Cited references
from 1900
Derwent Innovation Index
Current Contents Connect
24,000+ journals
Zoological Record
Medline
Regional Citation Indexes
90 Million +
records
DELIVERS UNMATCHED QUALITY AND
QUANTITY
More Records. More Content.
More Citation Connections.
Web of Science
90,000,000+ Records
800,000,000+
cited references
Other Providers
50,000,000+ Records
Limited cited references
only available to 1996
More Content Types.
Web of Science
Other Providers
Journals
24,700
21,000
Books
50,000
7,600
Conference
Proceedings
6.5 Million+
records
5.3 Million records
Patents
51.8 Million+
25.2 Million
Data Studies
& Data Sets
2.6 Million +
NONE
More Subject Coverage.
Web of Science
Other Providers
Asia-Pacific
4,000
2,600
Europe
11,500
9,900
4,500 journals
Latin America
1,300
600
900
575
1,500 journals
Middle East &
Africa
North
America
7,000
6,800
Web of Science
Other Providers
Sciences
19,500 journals
14,000 journals
Social
Sciences
5,300 journals
Arts &
Humanities
2,500 journals
More Regional Journals.
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
Providing a Better Research Tool
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A BETTER RESEARCH TOOL
The next generation of Web of Science brings together the most trusted source
of scholarly content and the new standards in online search in one simple
environment based upon the principles of Citation Connections.
Delivers a simplified search experience while maintaining
advanced capabilities
RESEARCH PRODUCING
ORGANIZATIONS
Provides clear search results that make it easy to uncover
citation connections
Integrates metrics and indicators to support faster,
analytics-based discovery
These same connections provide the foundation for the most trusted
normalized indicators used to measure influence and research evaluation via
InCites. Metrics that are now embedded back in the search environment to support
guided discovery.
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THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Modern, Simplified,
Intuitive, Efficient
•Updated user interface
•Easier to get
started searching
•Simpler and more intuitive
navigation
•Clear identification
of the database searched
and easy toggle to change
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Intuitive Search
•Simplified ‘one box’
search with ability to
expand or change the type
of search
•Simplified navigation and
grouping of functional
controls
•Expanded search fields
available with one click
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Clearer Results
•Improved page layout and
readability of
search results
•New spell-check “did you
mean” functionality
•Easier links to full-text
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Clearer Results
•New layout of full record
data elements for easier
readability
Exposed Connections
•New organization of links
to related research in
“Citation Network” panel on
right
• Connections to Citing
Articles, Cited References,
Related Records within Web
of Science and other
collections
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Integrated metrics and
indicators
•New Journal
information panel including
JCR
Journal Impact Factor
•New “Hot” and “Highly
Cited” paper indicators
integrated from Essential
Science Indicators
Subscription to InCites required
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Improved ranking
capabilities
•Ability to access and
explore the underlying ESI
data
•Ability to view Highly
Cited people, departments
and labs
•Identify Highly Cited
designations within data
sets
Subscription to InCites required
THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
A Better Research Tool
Deeper journal analytics
•Conduct analysis of
citation relationships
across journals and
categories
•Create institution-specific
views of journal use to
localize analysis
•Expanded indicators
and trend analyses
Subscription to InCites required
Keep Pace with the Evolution of
Research.
Follow the Citation Connection.
Uncover Brilliant Results.
IN THE NEW WEB OF SCIENCE
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