ESG indices and investments

ReutersStephan Flagel, Head of Indices for Thomson Reuters, discusses the next area of interest for Environmental, Social and Governance Indices in a video (see below).

Formerly, investors expected an ESG index to outperform the broad market, arguing that an ESG tilt is a reflection of good governance; but, increasingly, investors require market returns with the ability to understand the ESG factors of their investments more granularly. Stephan Flagel gives more detail on the move from simply using ESG indices as a screening mechanism, to using them in a more sophisticated way as an input into the long term valuation of individual companies.

Insight into Eikon Design Lab

EikonDiscover how the Eikon Design Lab is helping drive innovation in the financial markets.

Jesse Lewis, Head of User Experience for the Financial & Risk business at Thomson Reuters further explains how the Eikon Design Lab works: “The lab uses a lot of technology including an eye-tracking kit that allows us to see exactly where on the screen someone is looking. The lab provides a lot of detailed information about the customers’ experience of using our product and the insights we capture are then used to evolve the product further.”

EndNote Web goes social

EndNote WebIf you already subscribe to EndNote Web (see below how to benefit from the library subscription), you may have access to a new network for researchers called EndNote Community. This network has been created for the specific needs of the academic and research community, with subject groups, polls and the ability to search for people by name or discipline.

Just like the other networks, you can search and add connections, post to your wall or the wall of your connections and view your latest news on your wall. You can also post polls, invite people to events and uploads files.

The EndNote community is based on subject areas and the groups include areas for discussion as well as lists of members. Anyone can create a new group for subjects or a sub-subject group of an existing one.

Also note that you can access EndNote training, tutorials and discussions groups within the network. This enables you to have your questions answered by other EndNote users.

You can create your personal profile on EndNote Web using this link. Please note that the initial sign-up must be done on campus. Once signed up, you will be able to log into EndNote on and off campus.

Event transcripts on Thomson Reuters databases

EventTranscriptsThe vast majority of listed companies host earning calls to discuss their financial results. Thomson Reuters databases provide verbatim reports (transcripts) of conference calls for earnings, Guidance, M&A, and more.


You can access Events transcripts provided by a large panel of contributors via Thomson One Analysis. Just select the Event Transcripts item on the News&Corporate Events menu (after having searched for a specific company):



ThomsonCorporate1You can also access the collection of “Thomson Reuters Streetevents” via Thomson One Corporate Insight, using the reports searching interface:


Select “Thomson Reuters Streetevents” in the Contributor menu:


Please note that all Thomson databases can only be accessed via Internet Explorer and that Corporate Insight is for on-site consultation only. Ask for the login codes at the research help desk.

Who are the most cited researchers in Economics & Business?

To find out, connect to the database “Highly Cited Researchers” introduced by Thomson Reuters. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited in their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.

Regarding the Economics&Business category, there are 95 included in this ranking.

Highly Cited Researchers

New tool from Thomson Reuters : Data Citation Index

Web of Science

The Data Citation Index on the Web of Science provides a single point of access to research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

Data Citation Index fully indexes a significant number of the world’s leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets. The records for the datasets, which include authors, institutions, keywords, citations and other metadata, are connected to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in the Web of Science™.

Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research, enabling users to gain perspective that is lost when data sets or repositories are viewed in isolation.

To know more:

Master Data Repository List

New Web of Science YouTube channel

Thomson Reuters Web of Science has recently started its own YouTube channel, displaying videos and tutorials on how to make the most of its services.

Each video lasts around 5 minutes, and provides a step by step method for performing different searches, exporting records and explaining indicators, such as impact factors and immediacy indexes.

It also offers suggestions on how and where to find further information using other Thomson Reuters programmes.

The channel, maintained by the Thomson Reuters Scientific & Scholarly Research Training Team, can be found by clicking here, or by searching for ‘web of science’ via YouTube.

How is the Journal Impact Factor calculated?

 How is the Journal Impact Factor calculated?

The Journal Impact Factor assesses journals catalogued within Thomson Reuters ‘Web of Knowledge’. It is a measure of how often an article in a particular journal has been cited, on average, per year, therefore giving the journal’s relative influence or impact compared to journals in the same area.

The Impact Factor (IF) is based on the number of citations (A) in the current year, compared with items published in the previous 2 years, and the number of articles (B) published in the same two years:

This calculation is repeated each year, so that the changing impact factor for a journal can be observed over time

New Features available in Web of Knowledge

New Features available in Web of Knowledge

Thomson Reuters has added new features to its ”Web of Knowledge ” section of  the Web of Science service, including :

·         Search assistance: “Did you mean?” function that suggests alternative search terms and an ”auto-suggest feature

·         More efficient workflows for exporting records

·         Enhanced Endnote storage via – 2GB file storage and 50,000 references

·         Addition of Spanish and Portuguese language search interface

For more information, view this short video clip

Or ask for help from the library