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Searching the Publication Name Field

Enter a publication name to search the Source field within a record. The product retrieves:

  • Journal titles
  • Books
  • Book titles
  • Book series titles
  • Book subtitles
  • Book series subtitles
  • And more ...

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Enter a full or partial publication name followed by a wildcard (* ? $). For example: Cellular* finds:

  • Cellular Microbiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
  • And more ...

Always join multiple titles by the OR Boolean operator.

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Search Rules and Booleans

When searching for publication names that contain a Boolean (AND, NOT, NEAR, and SAME) in the title, always enclose the word in quotation marks ( " " ). For example:

  • Cell "AND" Tissue Research finds records of articles published in Cell and Tissue Research.

You can also enclose the entire query in quotation marks. For example:

  • "Cell and Tissue Research" finds records of articles published in Cell and Tissue Research.

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Search Rules and Wildcards

If you know the full journal name, then enter the name in the field. The publication must be indexed in the database exactly as it is spelled. For example:

  • A search on Retina finds records of articles published in Retina.
  • A search on Science News finds records of articles published in Science New.

You can broaden your search to include all journals that begin with specific characters by adding the asterisk (*) wildcard. You can also search for journals with subtitles by adding a wildcard.

For example, entering Retina* returns the following journal titles.

  • Retina Aging and Transplantation
  • Retina and Vitreous
  • Retina-The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases (notice the subtitle)
  • And more ...

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Search Rules and Ampersands

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:

  • Entering Past Present is the same as entering Past & Present and returns the same number of records.

  • Entering Language History is the same as entering Language & History and returns the same number of records.

  • Entering Science Education is the same as entering Science & Education and returns the same number of records.

However, please note that 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.

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Publication Name Search Examples

  • Journal of Cell Biology finds records of articles published in Journal of Cell Biology.

  • Journal of Cell* finds records of articles published in Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, and so on.

  • Journal of Cell Biology OR Journal of Cell Science finds records of articles published in either or both publications.

  • Cell "and" Chromosome Research finds this specific journal. You must enclose the word "and" in quotation marks.

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  • Liver Transplantation* finds the book called Liver Transplantation: Challenging Controversies and Topics when you select the Book document type in Web of Science.

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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:

  • Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society (full publication name)
  • Proceedings of the American Antiquarian* (truncated publication name)

However, the following searches are not valid because they include a source subtitle.

  • jovan ducic under the signs of apollo and dionysis - HIS Views on Literature and Poetry (full publication name with subtitle)

  • HIS Views on Literature and Poetry (subtitle only)

  • HIS Views on Literature* (truncated subtitle)

Did You Know ... The title and the subtitle are always separated by a colon ( : ) in the source name.

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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.

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Search Tip

Do not enter an abbreviated publication name because the product will not retrieve any results.

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Journal Search

For a complete list of journals in the product database, go to our Master Journal List.

After you access the Master Journal List page, select the Journal List tab. Then select a searchable database to:

  • Find a specific journal by title, title words, or ISSN
  • View a list of all journals
  • View a list of all journals covered in a specific subject category
  • View a list of all journal coverage changes

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Source Publication List for Web of Science

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.

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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
Publication Name: Ecosystems*

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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.