About Biological Abstracts
With Biological Abstracts, you can easily discover the critical journal coverage you need to prepare research projects, grant proposals and follow trends in the life sciences. Explore relevant disciplines from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Use specialized indexing to discover more accurate, context-sensitive results.
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.
The following operating systems and browser versions were fully tested in the latest version of the Web of Science platform.
Windows® Operating Systems and Browsers
Macintosh® Operating Systems and Browsers
Windows 7 is the only supported operating system compatible with Internet Explorer 11. We do not support beta versions of any internet browser.
This section covers system-related issues and how you can fix those issues.
Adding Records to Your EndNote Account
To use this feature, you must be a registered user of Web of Sciencce and you must sign in.
If you are not signed in after you select the record(s) to add to your EndNote account, the system prompts you to sign in after you click the EndNote link. The system then returns you to the Results or Full Record page from where you will have to re-submit your records to your EndNote library.
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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.
Global Customer Support
If you have questions about our products, contact our Global Customer Support Center. Technical support representatives can answer questions about the data, as well as questions about appropriate search and retrieval techniques. Questions about network connections and/or the use of your Web browser should be directed to your network administrator.