Changes to ThomsonReuters’ Web Of Science

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of the re-design of their flagship search platform Web of Science recently. The change should take effect on Monday 13 January 2014. The TR team was here at NTU Library to brief the librarians about key changes. The first 2 changes are merely name changes: The search platform known as Web of Knowledge will be re-branded as Web of Science. The current citation indexes consisting of the Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus will be re-named Continue Reading

Exploring Scimagojr and Journal Citation Reports

In this post, I retrieved and presented listings of top journals from Scimagojr and Journal Citations Reports. According to its website, The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a “portal that includes journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.” Journal Citation Reports is the current de-facto database to retrieve impact factors of scholarly journals. Both lists are presented in tables. The Scimagojr list is created in a simple table. Straightforward with no frills. I created the table in Microsoft WORD Continue Reading