Web of Science Update – New Citation Report, 50K Marked Records, and More

Posted On: June 26, 2017

Clarivate Analytics just released a major update to Web of Science. Here’s what’s new and improved:

  • Redesigned Citation Report
    • The Citation Report has been redesigned. It’s easier to view the key metrics (and what they mean), and the charts are interactive.

    New Marked Record Limit – 50,000

    • The marked record limit has been increased from 5,000 to 50,000 records.
  • Redesigned Search Results
    • You can now filter results to see Highly Cited Papers and Hot Papers, which is pulled from Essential Science Indicators.
    • The refine filters have been rearranged. Publication Years, Web of Science Categories, Document Types and Organizations-Enhanced are at the top, followed by Funding Agencies, Open Access, and Authors. The other filters are still available, under View More Options.

  • Chrome Browser Extension for Web of Science
    • You can add a Chrome extension to search Web of Science, which you can set to search all databases or just the Core Collection
  • 5K – Output Shortcut
    • You can now export 5,000 records at one time. These are “mini-records” that just include title, author, and source data. You will be prompted to login to your personalized Web of Science account or create one if you haven’t already done so.
    • If you need additional output fields in your records, just use the regular Export feature, which still has a limit of 500 records/export.
  • New output fields: Open Access, Hot Papers, and Highly Cited Papers. Since the last two are time-specific, you’ll get an additional output field with the date generated.
  • Accessibility improvements, including:
    • Redesigned “Select a Database” menu.
    • The specialized searches are no longer hidden behind Basic Search. The Advanced and Cited Reference Searches are not displayed on the screen, with additional search options (author, structure) available as “+ More.”

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