About Web of Science Core Collection
Web of Science Core Collection is the world's leading citation database. It contains records of articles from the highest impact journals worldwide—including open access journals— conference proceedings and books. Coverage of some titles dates back to 1900.
For a complete list of journals covered by Web of Science Core Collection, consult the Master Journal List.
New Features and Announcements
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.
Analyze Results Redesign
A new intuitive visual analysis experience that makes it easy to grasp trends in large data sets at a single glance has been introduced. Users may interact with the visualization to provide more or less detail about the dataset or change the style of the visualization. To learn more about the data, users may click thru the visualization to see the specific records. Once complete, users may export the visualization to illustrate impact in a grant or tenure application.
Find Research Data
Research data is now discoverable within the Web of Science! Researchers may search for articles related to their topic within Web of Science Core Collection and then filter the results to find data available for re-use to reproduce to build on published results. Simply click on the Associated Data from the refine panel. Note: Only available for subscribers who have access to Data Citation Index.
The Web of Science Platform
Derwent Innovations Index
You can view records in the Derwent Innovations Index from within the new platform and user interface but this particular product runs on its own search engine.
Coverage in the Web of Science Core Collection
Science, Social Science, Arts & Humanities Coverage
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The Web of Science platform identifies Open Access status at the journal level from a number of sources including metadata provided directly by publishers and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Metadata from DOAJ is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license.
Journal Coverage Changes in Web of Science Core Collection
The list of Journal Coverage Changes shows:
The list is automatically updated each month and represents a rolling 12-month list of journal title changes.
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