Academic & Government

Back to the future: transparent, scalable peer review

Royal Society partners with the Web of Science Group to develop their open peer review workflows Monday 2nd September 2019: Here is a trivia question for you: when was open or transparent peer review first introduced? Most researchers would probably guess the early noughties, when open access first became mainstream in biology and medicine. The […]

Protecting the integrity of the scientific record from a new kind of academic misconduct

At the Web of Science Group, we pride ourselves on protecting the integrity of the scholarly record. We are champions of high editorial standards and research practices, and our global team of in-house, publisher-independent editors are experts in their subjects.  So we are ever-vigilant to trends in unethical research practices, which pose a growing threat […]

The updated Plan S guidance and footprint report

In early June,  Coalition S updated their guidance on the implementation of Plan S. The new, clarified routes to compliance impact on the analysis in our Global Research Report on The Plan S Footprint, which was issued in March 2019. This blog outlines how the changes in routes to compliance affect our analysis. Firstly, the […]

The latest Global Research Report: G20 scorecards

Against a current backdrop of tensions in international trade – the Brexit quandary and the tariff duels initiated by US President Donald Trump being just two examples – the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) of the Web of Science Group weighs in with a timely subject for its fourth Global Research Report: a collection of […]

Announcing the 2019 Journal Citation Reports

On June 20, the Web of Science Group™, a Clarivate Analytics company, released the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). This latest release extends the run of an annual event that stretches back nearly a half century. In that time, the JCR has evolved, with its measurements for journal evaluation refined, expanded and elucidated. This year […]

Easing the complexities of open access publishing

ScholarOne and the Copyright Clearance Center improve support for ‘read and publish’ and offsetting agreements. With the landscape of scholarly communication seemingly changing weekly, publishers need tools that adapt to meet new complexities in their workflow. ScholarOne, from the Web of Science Group, has met this challenge for years, providing a solution that eases every […]

Web of Science Group response to Metamorphic Robustness Testing

It has come to our attention that IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering recently published a pre-print paper about the Journal Impact Factor, titled Metamorphic Robustness Testing: Exposing hidden defects in citation statistics and journal impact factors authored by Zhi Quan Zhou, T.H. Tse, and Matt Witheridge. The paper claims that “inclusion of hyphens in paper […]

Our foundational past, visionary future

For all of us at the Web of Science Group we took a major step into our future on May 28, which fittingly began with a tribute to the past. Celebrating the completion of the merger between Clarivate Analytics and Churchill Capital Corporation and our new status as a publicly traded company (Clarivate Analytics Plc), […]