Searching the Publication Name Field
Enter a publication name to search the Source field within a record. The product retrieves:
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
Conference Proceedings Search Rules
Always search on the main title of a conference. Do not include the subtitle. For example, the following searches are valid:
However, the following searches are not valid because they include a source subtitle.
Did You Know ... The title and the subtitle are always separated by a colon ( : ) in the source name.
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.
For a complete list of journals in the product, go to our Master Journal List.
After you access the Master Journal List page, select the Journal Alerts tab. Then select a searchable index to:
Source Publication List for Web of Science Core Collection
Click a link for a complete list of journal titles within the selected Web of Science journal index that you can review, save, or print.
See also Master Journal List for a list of journal abbreviations that you can enter in the Cited Work field when performing a Cited Reference Search.
Searching for Books
When searching for a book, try searching both the Topic and Publication Name fields.
For example, the book called The Rivers of Italy is part of a series called Ecosystems of the World. The Rivers of Italy is the title and Ecosystems of the World is the source publication. For example:
Topic: Rivers AND Italy
Journal Title Changes
The journal title list is posted on the Scientific business Web site of Thomson Reuters. It includes new journal titles added to Web of Science over the past 12 months. The list also includes title changes, title updates, reactivations, and dropped titles.