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Searching the Editor Field

Enter the name of an editor to search the Editor(s) field within a record. Be aware that a corporate author can also be an editor.

Enter full names or partial names using wildcards (* $ ?). Join multiple names with the Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT).

Editor names appear on the Results page and Full Record page as last name followed by a first name and/or initials.

Did You Know ... The product contains the names of all editors associated with a source document in the database.

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Guidelines for Searching Names

Case

Use upper, lower, or mixed case. For example, Lee (or lee) is the same as LEE.

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Entering Editor Names

Even though the product captures names exactly as they appear in the source publication, you should search for names by using various forms of the name. For example:

  • Johnson finds Johnson AW, Johnson CS, Johnson TRC, and so on.

  • Johnson M finds Johnson M.

  • Johnson ML finds Johnson ML.

  • Johnson M* finds Johnson M, Johnson MA, Johnson ML, and so on.

  • John finds John as the last name and as the first name.

  • John* finds John, Johne, Johnson, Johnston, and so on.

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Boolean Search Operators

Separate two or more names by the AND, OR, or NOT search operators. Last names containing a space should be searched with and without the space. For example:

  • Leone SR* AND Johnson MA* finds records of articles edited by both people.

  • Leone SR* OR Johnson MA* finds records of articles edited by either person or by both.

  • Johnson MA* NOT Brand L finds records of articles edited by Johnson MA but not Brand L.

Last names containing a space can be searched with and without the space. For example:

  • van Dongen OR vanDongen finds the same name.

Note: The names that we use in the search examples may or may not exist in your product's database. They are simply names that we have created to show how you should format your search queries. For example, you may find some of these names in Web of Science but you may not find them in another database to which your institution subscribes.

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Searching for Editors Using Analyze Results

To narrow your search to editors of specific types of published papers (for example, nature journal articles or nature conference proceedings), use the Analyze Results function.

  1. From the Results page, click the Analyze Results link that appears under the Sort by menu.

  2. From the Analyze Results page, rank the records by the Source Title field.

  3. Go through the list and select records to view or select records to exclude.

  4. Go to the Results page to analyze your results.

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About Author / Editor Search Examples

The names that we use in the search examples may or may not exist in your product's database. They are simply names that we use to show how you should format your search queries. For example, you may find some example names in Web of Science but not in other product databases.

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Search Tip

To search on the name AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and SAME, enclose the name in quotation marks. Example: "Or"

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Searching for Journal Editors

To restrict your search to editors of journal articles, deselect the two Conference Proceedings citation indexes.

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Searching for Proceedings Editors

To restrict your search to editors of conference papers, deselect the Science, Social Sciences, and Arts citation indexes.