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.
Guidelines for Searching Names
Use upper, lower, or mixed case. For example, Lee (or lee) is the same as LEE.
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:
Note: Entering Johnson M. L. is not the same as entering Johnson ML and may results in fewer records being returned by the product.
Note: Some initials may contain a period (for example, Johnson M. L.) while others do not (for example, Johnson ML).
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:
Last names containing a space can be searched with and without the space. For example:
Note: The names that we use in the search examples may not exist in your product's database. They are simply names that we have created to show you how to format your search queries.
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 Core Collection but not in other product databases.
To search on the name AND, OR, NOT, NEAR, and SAME, enclose the name in quotation marks. Example: "Or"