About Web of Science Core Collection
Web of Science Core Collection is the world's leading citation database. It contains records of articles from the highest impact journals worldwide—including open access journals— conference proceedings and books. Coverage of some titles dates back to 1900.
For a complete list of journals covered by Web of Science Core Collection, consult the Master Journal List.
New Features and Announcements
Open access status is provided across the Web of Science platform as a result of a partnership with ImpactStory, a not-for-profit organization that recently launched oaDOI, a knowledgebase of Open Access (OA) content. This knowledgebase makes it possible to discover and link to legal Gold (journal level), Hybrid Gold (open content in an otherwise paywalled journal), and Green (author self-archived) OA content. This partnership improves discoverability and access to article-level OA content by not only adding more links to OA content, but also by prioritizing the links to the best version of OA content when multiple versions of an article are available.
The OA status of a document can be one of the following:.
A key advantage of the partnership with oaDOI is the ability to prioritize the open access links so the user sees the version of record at the publisher’s site first, followed by the final version at a repository, and then the accepted manuscript at the repository last. Only one open access link is provided.
Users may refine search results to identify these open access articles to ensure they can read the articles regardless of their library’s holdings.
These values are also available for export as part of the full record.
Early Access will be introduced for articles in the Web of Science Core Collection, starting in December, 2017. This doctype indicates an article that has been electronically published by a journal before it has been assigned to a specific volume and issue. These articles are also known as "articles in press" or "publish ahead of print" depending on the publisher's branding..
These articles provide earlier discoverability, and are fully indexed, including a new online publication date from the publisher. These articles accrue Time Cited counts in this earlier stage of publication so the most complete view of the article's impact is preserved. Full Web of Science functionality, including alerts and export to output, is also offered.
For your saved search history within the Web of Science Core Collection, you can now specify that search results can trigger a daily alert, in addition to the other alert frequencies.
Sort and Filter
Commonly used filters have been made more accessible. Additionally, with the addition of Open Access and Early Access information, searches and search results can now be filtered by these values.
The Web of Science Platform
Derwent Innovations Index
You can view records in the Derwent Innovations Index from within the new platform and user interface but this particular product runs on its own search engine.
Coverage in the Web of Science Core Collection
Science, Social Science, Arts & Humanities Coverage
The following versions were fully tested in the latest version of the Web of Science platform.
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Note for Windows XP Users of Internet Explorer 8
Please download the KB2416400 patch (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11262) if you receive the error “HTML Parsing Error: Unable to modify the parent container element before the child element is closed (KB927917).”
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The Web of Science platform identifies Open Access status at the journal level from a number of sources including metadata provided directly by publishers and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Metadata from DOAJ is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license.
Journal Coverage Changes in Web of Science Core Collection
The list of Journal Coverage Changes shows:
The list is automatically updated each month and represents a rolling 12-month list of journal title changes.
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