Research

The Web of Science Author Impact Beamplots: A new tool for responsible research evaluation

How the addition of beamplots to the Web of Science will provide researchers and evaluators with contextual insights around individual researcher performance   The Web of Science™ Author Impact Beamplots are a new visualization tool that showcase the range of a researcher’s publication and citation impact in a single data exhibit. It is well-aligned with […]

Order, order! New report highlights importance of evolution in data categorization

It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order. Dmitri Mendeleev A new report Data Categorization: understanding choices and outcomes from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ at Clarivate highlights the evolving and dynamic nature of data categorization. It addresses the way we recognize natural divisions of knowledge […]

Adding Early Access content to Journal Citation Reports: choosing a prospective model

Continuing our discussion of Early Access (EA) content and its planned appearance in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR)™, here we explain why we have chosen a phased, prospective approach to introduce EA content in 2021. For the past three years, Clarivate has been expanding the number of publishers and journals that have their early access […]

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 […]

“The threads that hold the fabric of science together”: The origins and importance of analyzing citation data

This is an adapted excerpt from David Pendlebury’s contributed chapter in the recently published Handbook Bibliometrics. His chapter explores how Eugene Garfield and his Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ helped revolutionize information retrieval in the second half of the twentieth century by introducing the concept of citation indexing for scientific literature.   The history, sociology […]

Group identity: What makes us ‘us’? [White paper]

What defines our emotional response to the COVID-19 pandemic? We discuss a new area of research gaining significant interest worldwide. Download our new white paper for more information, and learn how a similar analysis can inform horizon scanning, funding focus and more.   COVID-19 has changed the way we live. We’ve been forced inside, isolated […]

The Web of Science name change policy

There is an increasing need to support a researcher’s ability to update published research to reflect their preferred known identity, be it in relation to marriage, gender identity or other reason. It is our goal at Clarivate™ to recognize any such update request as seamlessly as possible. We applaud the policy changes recently announced by […]

Seventh annual Research Fronts report highlights hot and emerging fields

To examine fast-moving and emerging specialty areas of science, Clarivate has again partnered with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to produce a report highlighting notably dynamic areas of research. The latest annual installment, Research Fronts 2020, marks the seventh collaboration between the two organizations.   Like its predecessors, Research Fronts 2020 bases its findings on […]

Introducing Citation Topics

Citation Topics are a new document-level classification schema for InCites Benchmarking & Analytics™ and were developed with the expertise of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies in Leiden and the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™. Read the post below to learn more about this update. Research is a dynamic ecosystem. As authors advance their […]

What’s next for JCR: defining ‘Early Access’

Last month, we announced the introduction of Early Access content into the Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR). In this article, we provide further details on how we define Early Access content and how it will be introduced into the 2021 JCR release.   What is ‘Early Access’ for the Web of Science? We define Early Access […]