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The Web of Science platform is the search and discovery choice for 7,000+ academic and research institutions, national governments, funding organizations, and publishing organizations in 100+ countries worldwide.

Find cover-to-cover indexing of the world’s most important multidisciplinary research covering scholarly journals, books, proceedings, published data sets, and patents.

Explore research and ideas from different disciplines around the world by leaping through more than 1 billion cited references.

Web of Science Core Collection

Within the Core Collection of the Web of Science platform, a key set of citation indices make up the most influential content.

These indices, most notably Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index are complemented across the broader platform by additional indices, covering specific subjects, specific regions or specific publication and data types.

Which scholarly journals make the cut?

We review 3,000-4,000 journals each year for inclusion in Web of Science Core Collection. Only 10-12% meet our rigorous standards. Web of Science Core Collection offers the most complete records in every subject, going beyond standard bibliographic data to include every author’s full name, address, and institutional affiliation – all essential for analytics.

Connect to the most impactful discoveries

Get unrivaled coverage of regional and subject-specific content, delivered via the largest discovery platform. All research databases and indices in the Web of Science.

Search fast, see the context, and find hidden patterns

Web of Science uses global citation navigation, to deliver the most relevant and complete search results. Embedded analysis tools help you further refine your results, make new discoveries and connections across disciplines and regions, and understand the worldwide impact of the sources and authors you uncover.

  • Trace the development of your area of study
  • Identify top authors, institutions, and publishers in a given field
  • Discover related articles quickly
  • Trace citations backward or forward in time to see prior influences and later developments

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