Journal Citation Reports & Essential Science Indicators

Journal Citation Reports & Essential Science Indicators are now available on the re-designed and unified InCites platform for assessing and evaluating research performance on trial access until 30 September 2014.  The trial is currently only available on campus via the following links:

Journal Citation Reports

Essential Science Indicators

The new platform for JCR and ESI offers:

* Improved data clarity with indicators based on publication year.

* New trend data views and visualizations.

* Easy saving and exporting of reports.

* Drill down to access and explore the underlying data that informs Journal Citation Reports metrics.

* Easy analysis and comparison of journal trends over time.

* New exploratory environment promoting discovery and easier analysis.

* Personalisation options to support your workflow.

Please send feedback on the trial to eresources@lib.cam.ac.uk

Please note the trial access to the JCR and ESI on the InCites platform is only available from the links above.  The JCR and ESI links on the Web of Science platform link to the existing JCR and ESI datasets on the WoS platform.

Web of Science new interface live today PLUS training date

The Web of Science has a new interface from January 12 2014.

The new platform is the result of a user-centric redesign to provide a simplified, intuitive search with clearer results and linked data through a single interface. It will now be easier to start searching, review results and discover related research with linked data.  The page layout is improved, with clear identification of the database searched; navigation is simplified, search fields can be expanded with one click and linking to full text is made easier too.

There will be a training session introducing the new Web of Science platform (click on “Forthcoming courses”) and Web of Science features and new content on Web of Science, including the Data Citation Index on

7 February 2014 at 11:00 am to 13:00 pm

Milstein Room, University Library

The session will cover:

-Google Scholar collaboration
-New Web of Science interface
-Name change of platform to ‘Web of Science’
-Access to free regional content- SciELO Citation Index
-Citation network
-Author identification tools (RID & ORCID)
-Improvements to integration of JCR and ESI metrics in WOS

And any further questions or issues you want to raise with the trainer, Rachel Mangan, Customer Education, Thomson Reuters.

Sign up to attend the training via the Librarians-in-Training webpage here.

Google Scholar links to Web of Science

Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar are announcing a major new partnership between their services

Web Of Science takes the cake

On the Scholar search results page, you will now see a new Web of Science link directly in the results, under the article preview, as part of Scholar’s familiar navigation bar.

On Web of Science, you can now move directly from a Web of Science record to a Scholar search on the same item.

“Thomson Reuters’ reports it saw a 2-3 times spike in its traffic at the pilot sites, perhaps not surprising given Scholar’s role as the starting point for many researchers.” Read more about this development here.

Book Citation Index

Cambridge users now have access to the new Book Citation Index from 2008 via the Web of Knowledge platform.

As an author, unless your book publications happened to be covered by one of the book series indexed for citations in Web of Science, you had to rely on your book publication being cited in a journal covered by the Web of Science for it to be included in the citation index. Citations to an author’s work in books, however renowned the publisher or University press, were exempt.

As everyone knows, books are much more important in the humanities and social sciences than in most natural sciences. With the vast amount of information available today, researchers rely on citation indices to identify the best resources for their research. Bringing together scholarly book, journal and conference proceedings literature within Web of Knowledge, optimizes the powerful features of citation navigation.

Researchers will have access to the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research, allowing them to measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.

The selection criteria for inclusion in the Book Citation Index is here.

The Book Citation Index includes:

Comprehensive cited reference search
Reciprocal links to/from book records and book chapters
Accurate citation counts from journals, conference proceedings, and other books
Times Cited counts for books and book chapters
Full bibliographies from books and book chapters
Links from book and book chapter records to full text
Capture of all fundamental bibliographic information as well as author cited references.

Access the Book Citation Index from this link. (Click on “Select a Database” tab.)