An easier way to find Open Access

The innovation process is rapidly becoming more open — from self-archiving in institutional repositories to Open Access (OA) journals that may be subsidized or require payment on behalf of the author. In this shift, librarians roles are are growing. They are tasked with storing data, and with the curation of institutional repositories and collections.

How can you reduce time and effort spent finding your institution’s Open Access articles?

To aid in compiling data for your repository, Web of Science allows you to search for and select papers published in OA journals. Beyond the Web of Science Core Collection indexes, we also cover millions of OA data sets in the Data Citation Index (DCI). In addition, the SciELO Citation Index contains exclusively OA publications, covering more than 700 journals, primarily in Spanish and Portuguese. Our indexing relationships with regional organizations such as SciELO, along with the data repositories indexed in the DCI, ensure that Web of Science is keeping pace as publishing increasingly shifts to OA.  Further, the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) includes expanded coverage of newer OA titles that are not yet mature enough or sufficiently cited to qualify for inclusion in the core journal indexes.

Web of Science allows you to easily identify OA publications, whether searching for content that is not behind a subscription wall, when seeking an OA journal to submit to or analyzing research trends in OA versus subscription journals.

Did you know there are over 2,700 OA titles in the Web of Science Core Collection?

Let’s take a closer look at the breakdown.


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Web of Science Core Collection By Edition:
*Overlap exists among SCIE, SSCI and AHCI. There is no overlap with ESCI.

And when we factor in Emerging Sources Citation Index, your access to Open Access grows.


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