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:
IF=A/B.

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 my.endnote.com – 2GB file storage and 50,000 references

·         Addition of Spanish and Portuguese language search interface

For more information, view this short video clip

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