Open research and open access

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Open research and open access

Prioritizing research integrity and reproducibility

At Clarivate, we support the goals of open research because we believe it’s the best way to join the dots and make the process of scientific discovery faster, more robust and more transparent.

We know that navigating the transition to open research is important to our customers, and we endeavor to help them make that transition as seamless as possible with the tools and intelligence they need.

The academic community needs access to trustworthy research regardless of publishing model. They want to know that they can read the full text of an article when they click on it and that they can access the underlying data. And they want to know that the funding is trackable and transparent.

When the article is easily accessible and shareable, the dots are easier to join, the connections are explicit, and collaborations are more natural and meaningful. The process of scientific discovery is faster, and it is easier to ensure research integrity and reproducibility.

Investing in open science and the open community


In 2017 we provided a grant to non-profit Impactstory/Our Research to support further oaDOI development, helping make OA content more accessible for researchers.


As a founding sponsor of ORCID in 2010/11, we donated the code from ResearcherID to accelerate development of a new persistent digital identifier backed by a non-profit organization.

Thought leadership

We use our data and expertise to help shed light on a complicated and quickly moving research landscape. Read our ISI Global Research Report on Plan S.

Unlock the potential of open science

As the open science movement continues to grow, we are enhancing the visibility and discoverability of open outputs.

  1. Links to OA versions and open peer review
    In 2017, Web of Science was the first citation database to embed Unpaywall data from Our Research, making it easy for users to access peer-reviewed OA content. Today the Web of Science also points users to articles that have been reviewed using open, transparent processes and facilitates access to reviewer commentaries.
  2. Streamlined preprint discovery
    The Preprint Citation Index™ can be used as a single portal to search preprints alongside journals, books, proceedings and datasets – streamlining the research process and helping researchers make important connections faster.
  3. Open data discovery
    Through the Data Citation Index, we make open research data more discoverable and help researchers and funders track the impact of their data.

Connecting the dots: integrating preprints into the research ecosystem

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Adopt open access models that support your strategy


Fostering trust through transparent peer review

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We provide universities, publishers, and government agencies with solutions that support the transition to an increasingly open environment.

  1. Enriched OA analytics
    We provide trusted data and indicators that enable reliable, repeatable analyses of OA publishing at the individual, institutional, and journal levels. Librarians and publishers rely on our data to make evidence-informed decisions around OA publishing and funding.
  2. Improved OA publishing workflows
    ScholarOne streamlines the backend management of OA publishing, including agreements and payments. Through integrations with data and preprint repositories, researchers can seamlessly link their manuscripts to open research outputs as they submit to journals.
  3. Greater transparency in peer review
    Openness helps preserve trust in peer review. Our Transparent Peer Review service provides publishers with a simple way to implement transparent peer review across their portfolio in a scalable, cost-effective way.

Rely on trustworthy sources

We help researchers confidently build on millions of OA articles from rigorously selected sources and locate reliable OA journals for manuscript submission.

  1. Curated OA data
    Our data is the best combination of robust article-level OA data and editorial curation. Other citation databases that display OA status lack stringent selection criteria for content. Web of Science remains the only publisher-neutral citation database that comprehensively covers OA content from sources that have passed our rigorous editorial selection.
  2. Transparent journal selection
    Our unbiased, in-house experts evaluate OA journals against a set of time-tested quality criteria and provide the community with the list of selected titles via the freely accessible Master Journal List.
  3. Open indicator integrations
    Our Master Journal List displays the OA credentials of participating journals using TOP Factor, which is based on the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines.

Web of Science data contributes to the success of Germany’s Open Access Monitor

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