Searching the Publication Name Field
Enter a publication name to search the Source field within a record.
Enter a full or partial publication name followed by a wildcard (* ? $). For example: Cell Biology* finds:
Enclose journal titles in quotation marks ( " " ) to find the exact named journal title. For example, "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry" only returns records of articles published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Use the OR Boolean operator to find records of articles published in any of the specified publications. For example, "Forensic Toxicology" OR "Drug Testing and Analysis" finds records of articles published in either Forensic Toxicology or Drug Testing and Analysis.
Auto-Suggest Publication Name
You can quickly find a specific journal (or find similar journal names that may be valuable to your research) if you set Auto-Suggest Publication Names to ON under the Modify Settings section of the search page. The product displays up to 10 suggestions as you type at least 3 characters without beginning spaces. The list automatically updates as you type more than 3 characters.
Type GENE in the Publication Name field to see publications such as:
Type GENE THERAPY in the Publication Name field to see:
You can temporarily hide auto-suggestion by pressing the Esc key as you type characters in the Publication Name field.
Search suggestions are based on your organization's subscription. The selected journal name does not always guarantee that the system finds records because the search timespan you select may filter out qualified articles.
Modify Settings: Auto-Suggest Publication Names (Caution)
Selecting the Chinese language as the search language in All Databases or the Chinese Science Citation Database automatically turns off the auto suggestion setting in all silo product databases in Web of Science. The OFF option will actually appear in the Auto-Suggest Publication Names box in all product.
To turn back on the auto suggestion feature, you must first select English or Auto Select as the search language in Modify Settings. Next, you must set the Auto-Suggest feature to ON. Once this happens, the ON option will appear in the Auto-Suggest box in all product databases.
You can go to Web of Science Core Collection and other product databases and manually turn on Auto-Suggestions.
Booleans in Source Titles
Searching for journal titles that contain the OR Boolean is acceptable with Auto-Suggest Publication Name turned ON or OFF.
Many journal names contain an ampersand (&) in the title. The product returns the same number of records whether you enter the ampersand or not. For example:
However, journal titles in the Publication Name Index do not contain the ampersand. For example, the journal called Science & Education appears in the Index as Science Education.
Publication Name Search Examples
To search for proceedings papers, look up the title of the proceedings in the list of source publications. Some titles include the date and location of the conference. You should search by the title of the conference as it appears on the list, or truncate. For example:
Publication Name Index
Use the Publication Name Index to view a list of titles that you can add to your query. Using the index allows you to locate the preferred titles to add to your search.