This page displays the results of your search in an abbreviated record format. The left-hand column of the page contains the search statement that retrieved the results along with the number of results that the search retrieved. Click the More link to view the selected time span and any selected data restrictions such as document types and languages.
All bibliographic records that appear on the Results page are source records. Source records are from items (journals, books, conferences, and patents) that we have indexed in a product. Every source record has a Full Record that you can access. Moreover, you can add every source record to your Marked List.
For information about managing links, go to Managing Links.
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 a knowledgebase of Open Access (OA) content. This knowledgebase makes it possible to discover and link to legal Gold or Bronze (free content at a publisher's website) and Green (e.g., author self-archived in a repository) OA versions. This partnership improves discoverability and access to article-level OA versions not only by 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. Always consult the copyright owner for any re-use or licensing requests. You can learn more about OA on Web of Science at http://info.clarivate.com/openaccess.
The OA status of a document can be one of the following:
A key advantage of the partnership with Impactstory 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.
The following OA values are available as part of the export of the full record
Refining Results for Open Access
The Web of Science Refine Results panel offers two methods to filter a set of search results to show only Open Access content.
Using the Open Access filter in the primary "Filter Results by" panel near the top left of the Search Results Summary page will limit search results to all items identified as Open Access of any type.
The Refine Results panel on the left also allows users to refine by the type of OA:
Web of Science Records
Only records in your product subscription will appear in the results set. For example, if you have a subscription to Web of Science Core Collection, then you will see records from this product. However, you will not see records from other products such as BIOSIS Citation Index.
In general, a source record that appears in more than one product database will only appear once on the Results page. However, you may see duplicate records for the same source item if the record has:
All Databases Full Records
Click the title link of any record to view the Full Record. At the top of the Full Record page, the system will identify the product from where the record originates. For example:
If your institution subscribes to multiple products, such as Web of Science Core and BIOSIS Citation Index, then the name of the product that has precedence within your subscription service will appear at the top of the Full Record.
However, you can view the article of the same title in another database if you have a subscription to the database. Go to the Additional Information section in the right-hand column, and then click the product's link. In many instances, you may find different field information in that product.
What is a One-Click Search?
For linked names and terms that appear in a Full Record, click the link to retrieve all records in the product (within the selected timespan) that contain the selected author or term. The new set of results is automatically added to your Search History.
Refine Results Panel
Select one or more check boxes to limit results to records that match the selected criteria. For example, if you select a publication year and a research area, you will generate a subset of the results list consisting of of items that 1) were published in the specified year and 2) belong to the selected research area.
Note that all of the criteria except ESI Top Papers and Open Access are bibliographic record fields. For example, Countries/Regions refers to countries or regions in author addresses, not to countries or regions where research studies were conducted.
More Options / Values ... Link
Click the More Options / Values link within a category to display the first 100 items in that category.
You can further refine the results, exclude specific records, or sort records by record count or in alphabetical order.
Research Domains (Scope Notes)
For more information about the research domains in the Refine Results feature, see our list of scope notes.
Search within Results for ...
To filter or reduce results on the Results page, enter a Topic query in the Search within Results text box, and then click Search. This search returns only those records in the original set that contain the topic term(s) you enter. The search terms may appear in any order within a retrieved record.
To search for an exact phrase within the results, enclose the phrase in quotation marks.
All searches are added to the Search History table.
Create Citation Report
This function is available to customers who subscribe to one or more of the following products:
The Create Citation Report link takes you to the Citation Report page where you can view aggregate citation statistics for the current set of records.
Note that the link does not display for searches that contain more than 10,000 records.
Why are English-language Records Retrieved when I Search in Chinese?
Sometimes an English record will appear on the Results page after you perform an All Databases search and your query is in Chinese. This occurs because the English record comes from a product database that has a higher precedence than the same record from the Chinese Science Citation Database.
For example, you perform an All Databases search entering Chinese characters for the journal title. The search returns an English record from Web of Science Core Collection instead of retrieving the same record from the CSCD database. Why? Because the record from Web of Science Core has a higher precedence than the record from the Chinese Science Citation Database.
If you wish to view the same record from the Chinese Science Citation Database:
Displays the total number of times a published work was cited by other works.
Click the link to go to a Citing Articles page to view a Times Cited Counts table that shows the number of times the record has been cited from each of the citation indexes in Web of Science.
Remember that access to records is limited to your institution's subscription.
Options to output records are available from the Results, Full Record, and Marked List pages.
See also Output Records
Add to Marked List
Add records to your Marked List where you can later print, save, e-mail, order, or export from the Marked List page.
See also Marking Records
Creating Customized Citation Reports
You can create a customized Citation Report by adding records to your Marked List from the Results and Full Record pages. From the Marked List page, click the Create Citation Report link to go to the Citation Report page where you can view aggregate citation statistics for the current set of marked records.
Save to ResearcherID - I Wrote These Publications
This feature allows you (or an authorized administrator) to add your published works to your publication list in ResearcherID. Use this feature if you see records that you wish to claim as your works.
Designating Administrator Access
An administrator is an individual with a ResearcherID account who is associated with an organization or institution. The designated person can perform administrative activities within ResearcherID and utilize the ResearcherID upload web service. An administrator may be granted proxy access to the ResearcherID accounts of other researchers at your institution in order to manage and update their accounts.
For information on how to become an administrator for ResearcherID, refer to the FAQ How Do I get Access to Researcher ID Upload.
There are a variety of ways in which you can sort and view the results of your search from the Results page. Go to the Sort By menu to select another sort option.
About Sort Options
Records are normally sorted by Publication Date -- Newest to Oldest, the default sort. However, you can always change a sort option.
A red EN icon indicates the record has been saved to your EndNote online library. Click the icon to go to your library.
This icon only appears if you have signed in and if the record is already in your EndNote library.
See also EndNote
About Document Types
The All Databases function allows you to refine your results by Document Types. To view a list of comman document types, click this Documents Types.