Research on the go: introducing Web of Science My Research Assistant

At a time where so many researchers are working remotely, Web of Science™ My Research Assistant gives easy access to publication records of the trusted research data in the Web of Science citation index. 

The events of the past year have changed the way we work, research and collaborate. As more researchers work remotely or on the go, they needn’t sacrifice ease of access.

The new Web of Science My Research Assistant is a mobile app that allows researchers to search, save and share publication records from the Web of Science and the Master Journal List on their Apple or Android mobile devices.

Whether they’re on the move or rely on wireless networks to carry out their work, researchers can use the app to tap into an unrivaled breadth of world-class literature records linked to journals rigorously selected for their quality and impact criteria.


The content researchers trust, wherever they are

My Research Assistant is a mobile-native app that is optimized for use on a mobile device. It allows researchers to harness the power of the Web of Science to quickly search and save research publication records, create a curated feed of the research they care about most and easily share links to records with colleagues and scientific collaborators around the world, straight from the app.

Publication records can be shared using the device’s native share function or saved to a reading list for later viewing. Users can also navigate directly to the full-text article using the DOI within the document record.


Introducing feeds

A new feature unique to My Research Assistant, feeds are saved searches that automatically reload with the newest content each time the app is opened, allowing users to stay on top of the latest research. Researchers can save search criteria around multiple projects to keep their research organized. Feeds are separate from the ‘Saved Searches’ on the Web of Science desktop.



Empowering research collaboration with global access

To best support the global research community, the new app is available to anyone across the globe who wants to keep up-to-date with any scientific research field. Within the free version, users can search by topic and create up to three saved search feeds viewing up to a maximum of 25 most recent search results over the past five years from the Web of Science Core Collection.


Those with an institutional subscription are entitled to unlimited search functionality, feeds and search results, so they can dive into the citation network and find cited, citing and related articles, and conduct deeper searches by author, research area, journal and funder.

We know that increased complexity and collaboration within the research community brings new challenges and a clear need for more advanced resources and tools. This is why we are working hard to improve the researcher experience by delivering a more personalized service and using the latest technology to spur and facilitate connections across the science community.

Stay tuned for additional features and improvements to My Research Assistant throughout 2021 and beyond.


Download the app via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or learn more.


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