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Web of Science and Incites Databases: Web of Science (WoS) Data

Web of Science Database

Incites analysis is based on data from Web of Science (WoS).  About Web of Science:

  • Very large bibliographic database.
    • Records for every article in over 20,000 journals.
    • Over 155 million articles indexed, with over 3 million articles indexed each year
    • For some journals, indexing extends back to the year 1900.
  • Citation database structure.
    • From a given article, link to articles cited by that article, in its reference list.  (Backward in time of publication.)
    • From a given article, link to articles that include the given article in their reference lists.  (Forward in time of publication.)
    • Science citation index concept by Eugene Garfield.  Garfield's original 1955 publication in Science is republished here.
  • Core Collection search includes highest level of metadata detail, and useful for most purposes.
    • Searchable by author, title, journal, organizational affiliation, funding agency, etc.
      • Sort results by Most Cited, or by Most Recent, etc.
    • 254 subject categories.
      • Categorization is at journal level, not article by article.
      • A journal can be in more than one subject category.
  • Marked Lists are useful to collect data for analysis or download.  
    • Marked list can be 50,000 items for registered users.
  • Analyze Results and Citation Report yield aggregate information of some kinds.
  • Web of Science help pages here.
    • Training materials here.

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