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THE SCIENTIFIC BUSINESS
Global leader in research and research evaluation
We combine authoritative information with innovative technologies to enhance our customers' ability to achieve world-class research results
Our information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development from discovery and analysis, to product development and distribution
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ACADEMIC & GOVERNMENT WORKFLOW SOLUTION ISI Web of Knowledge Expertise
The premier research platform used by over 20 million researchers worldwide to find, analyze and manage information in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Over 22,000 peer-reviewed professional journals, leading scientific and patent information databases, journal citation reports, meetings and conference proceedings, and evaluated scientific websites
Multidisciplinary, unique citation navigation, over 100 years of coverage
Usage increasing by 74% each year
SERVING A WORLD OF RESEARCH
Web of Science – from 1900
BIOSIS Previews – from 1926
Zoological Record – from 1864
Derwent Innovations Index – from 1963
ISI Proceedings – from 1991
FSTA – from 1969
INSPEC – from 1898
CAB Abstracts – from 1910
MEDLINE – from 1950
Current Contents Connect
Journal Citation Reports – from 1998
Essential Science Indicators
ISI Web of Knowledge bibliographic resources include:
20 million individual users
150,000 users every day
WEB OF SCIENCE
Premium bibliographic database – industry standard
Comprehensive and Relevant Coverage
It allows to:
Search multiple disciplines and time spans
Find high-impact articles
Discover emerging trends
Identify potential collaborators
Uncover relevant results in related fields
Effectively analyse and assess research
TYPICAL USE OF THE WEB OF SCIENCE
Research information and assessment
Efficient, Quality Current Awareness within all disciplines
Where should I publish?
Citation-tracking capabilities across decades
Comparison, Allotment of grants, Finding peer institutions
Compare worldwide research using transparent and globally accepted criteria
Creating analyses based on global standards
Being part of the world’s global research community
Research trends and output expertise on
Country level, Institutional level, Personal/Author level, Journal level
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CITATION INDEX
The concept of the citation index was first developed by Dr Eugene Garfield and his concept was published in an article in the journal “Science” in 1955
With the support of the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health Dr Garfield created the Genetics Citation Index in 1961.
Dr Garfield realized that to fully research any given topic a multidisciplinary approach was required and the Science Citation Index (SCI) started in 1963.
1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2007 THE WEB OF SCIENCE STORY Science Citation Index SciSearch Social Sciences Citation Index SCI-CD ISI Web of Knowledge Century of Science Arts & Humanities Citation Index Summer 2007: The New Face of Research Web of Science: v3 v4 v5 v6 v7
More than 3,000 Web of Science customers in 91 countries Europe, Middle East & Africa 1,650 customers in 50 countries North America 806 customers in 2 countries Latin America 253 customers in 13 countries Asia-Pacific 390 customers in 26 countries
MAJOR CONSORTIA – CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
ISI Web of Knowledge customers:
Croatia – 49 customers
Czech Republic – 35 customers
Greece – 73 customers
Hungary – 59 customers
Poland – 23 customers
Romania – 5 customers
Russia – 14 customers
Serbia and Montenegro – 5 customers
Slovakia – 25 customers etc.
Citation Searching 2004 Cited References 1974 1998 2000 1993 2003 Times Cited Related Records 2006 2004 1999 2002 1994 2000 2007
Evaluated authoritative content
Team of specialists evaluate journals to ensure that the content is trustworthy
Third party evaluation of all journals regardless of source:
Open Access journals
WHY EVALUATE JOURNALS?
Journal editors and publishers aim to:
Ensure that publishing standards are adhered to
Select the best articles from reputable authors
Submit articles for “Peer Review”
Ensure that sound scientific principals have been used
Thomson Reuters evaluates Journals to ensure that standards of editorial policy are maintained
Citation Analysis is used to insure that the most influential journals are included.
Additional journals are included for representative coverage of all disciplines and geographic regions
More information: scientific.thomson.com/mjl
Thomson Reuters’ editorial staff review around 2,000 new journals annually. 10-12% of these journals are added
Basic publishing standards
Timeliness, Follows publishing conventions
English language bibliographic information
Will it enrich the database? Is it a hot topic?
Impact Factor, Immediacy index
How the journal compares to other journals in its field
Citation analysis of editorial board
WHY EVALUATE JOURNALS? Authority
Journals are selected to provide coverage of all fields of research
10,000+ journals in 260 categories
6,700+ journals in the hard sciences
Social sciences – 2,100+ titles
Arts & humanities – 1,200+ titles
A vast archive of important research
1900 in the Sciences, 1956 in the Social Sciences and 1975 in the Arts and Humanities
All the data is produced by Thomson Reuters and consequently the data has a very high degree of accuracy and consistency throughout
All journals indexed cover-cover, no limit on number of authors, addresses or size of abstract.
Depth & Consistency
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) “ There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.“
Our Results Analyses reveal that Einstein's papers are being cited more in recent years than ever before.
The capture of Author Cited References for over 100 years of data provides for unique features of searching and navigation
Track research pathways through time
Expand a search using Related Records
Gauge the impact of a paper using citation counts
CITATION INDEX – THE VALUE ADD The language of research is constantly changing, as research progress concepts and terminology evolve. Therefore searching for text may miss critical information LAV (Europe) HTLV-III (USA) HIV + many variants, “SIV” 1983 1987 Present Future ??? This particular article is very highly cited andrelevant, but does not contain the term HIV Therefore, this record cannot be found by searching for the text “ HIV” , but is easily found by using citations
A unique resource! No other database offers the same level of high quality, authoritative and trustworthy content with advanced searching capabilities over 107 years of multidisciplinary coverage Diversity Unique Data Authority Depth & Consistency
Web of Science ® and the ISI Web of Knowledge sm 4.2 Platform
Quality Diversity Depth A Unique Resource! Evaluated, Selected Content Extremely thorough, detailed journal evaluation and selection processes. For every journal . Coverage of all disciplines within: Science Citation Index Expanded Social Sciences Citation Index Arts & Humanities Citation Index 10,000+ unique titles Diverse – International Natural Sciences – from 1900 Social Sciences – from 1956 Arts & Humanities – from 1975 Selection, Cover-to-Cover Indexing, Diversity, Depth, and inclusion of Author Cited References provide a uniquely valuable tool -- driving discovery within the Web of Science Web of Science
Cited Reference Searching 2004 Cited References 1974 1998 2000 1993 2003 Times Cited Related Records 2006 2004 1999 2002 1994 2000 2007
Quality Diversity Depth Unmatched Elsewhere No other resource offers the level of selectivity and editorial quality found within Web of Science journal content Unavailable Elsewhere Access to such a diverse, deep, influential collection with author cited references and navigable cited reference links across 105+ years Web of Science
Journal Citation Reports ® and the ISI Web of Knowledge sm 4.2 Platform
Within the Web of Science Thomson Reuters captures bibliographic information and cited references for journal articles. This data can be processed to create a variety of metrics for the evaluation of journals.
- Journal statistics provide a systematic and objective way to measure the influence of journals, identify trends, categorize and characterize journals.
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WHO USES THE JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS?
Librarians - to aid decision-making with regards to journal subscriptions, archiving and maintenance.
Authors - to help decide which journals to publish in and identify the leading journals within their discipline
Information Analysts - to track trends; study the sociology of scholarly communication; study citation patterns within and between disciplines.
Publishers & Editors - monitor the influence your journals and compare to competing journals.
Anyone - with an interest in journal metrics
View journals by specific groups, individually, or all journals within this edition.
The Journal Citation Reports presents information for journals within subject categories, and aggregated citation statistics for each category as a whole .
ESSENTIAL JOURNAL DATA INCLUDED IN THE JCR
Journal – bibliographic information
Total Cites – the total number of citations to the journal in the JCR year.
Impact Factor Trend – graph of the journal impact factor for the past five years.
Articles – the total number of articles published in the journal in the JCR year
Other important indicators
THE IMPACT FACTOR
I nternationally recognized measurement of journal influence
Shows the most influential journals per – discipline, publisher etc.
Used mainly for
making decisions on where to publish
making decision which journals to subscribe – cost effectiveness
Calculated towards the 2 previous years:
Year 2006 Impact Factor:
No. of citations in 2006 to articles published in journal in 2005 and 2004
No. of articles published in journal in 2005 and 2004
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Brief Overview of Research in Georgia
Although the main objective of the Web of Science is intended to aid researchers to retrieve information, it is also commonly used as a research evaluation tool.
Count Papers measure productivity
Count Citations measure utility and influence
Based on the concept that if an article is cited it is an influential paper, or has had an impact upon the research community.
This concept can be extended beyond individual articles and used to evaluate:
Authors – Countries and geographic regions
Topics – Institutions
GEORGIA - PUBLICATION OUTPUT Overall output Percentage of papers cited Source : National Science Indicators, 1981-2006 – standard version There has been publication growth in Georgia in the last couple of years. Almost 45% of Georgian papers are cited. Sharp rise has been seen in the 1990s.
GEORGIA - CITATION IMPACT Overall impact Impact relative to average Source : National Science Indicators, 1981-2006 – standard version Average citation rate or impact for Georgia has risen in the 1990s. 1 is the baseline where the country average = the world average. World baseline Impact 1981: 2.73 World baseline Impact 2007: 4.50
COMPARISON OF CITATION IMPACT: 2003-2007 Source : National Science Indicators, 1981-2006 – deluxe version
DEVELOPMENT OF CITATION IMPACT: 1981-2007
OTHER “HOT TOPICS”
National Science Indicators, National Citation Reports