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.
Author and 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:
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.
Hyphens and Apostrophes
Include hyphens (-) and apostrophes ( ' ) when searching for names containing those marks or replace them with spaces. You will also retrieve variants. For example:
In most name searches, the product returns the same number of records whether you enter a space, a hyphen ( - ), or an apostrophe ( ' ).
A search on the name OBrien may return a different set of results than O'Brien and O Brien. It is advisable that you do not remove the hyphen, the apostrophe, or the space in names that contain these marks.
Note: Beginning with 1998 data, non-alphanumeric characters (for example, the apostrophe in O'Brian) and spaces in surnames (for example, de la Rosa) are preserved in surnames. To effectively search across multiple years, enter surnames that take into account all possible variations of the name.
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.
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"