Data Citation Index

Connecting Data to the Research it Informs

The Data Citation Index (DCI) helps researchers start where discoveries begin

The Data Citation Index provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. In this index, descriptive records are created for data objects and linked to literature articles in the Web of Science. As data citation practices increase, the resource aims to provide a clearer picture of the full impact of research output, as well as to act as a significant tool for data attribution and discovery.

Recommended practices to promote scholarly data citation and tracking

Recommended practices to promote scholarly data citation and tracking

White paper describing recommended practices for researchers, publishers, repositories and funders to maximize the opportunity to track citations to their data through DCI.

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7 Million

Records

350

Data Repositories Covered*

 

 

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Key Features of Data Citation Index on Web of Science:

  • Search directly across millions of records from hundreds of evaluated data repositories in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
  • Each DCI record links directly to the repository so that users can quickly access the associated research data!
  • Citations to data sets and studies are indexed so that you can measure their impact and track their influence!
  • New! ‘Associated Data’ icons in Web of Science Core Collection clearly indicate which records have associated data sets attached to them, while an easy to use filter lets you quickly focus a search to discover which records are linked to research data.

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Benefits across the research workflow

The Data Citation Index helps researchers start where discoveries begin. It enables librarians to provide a single resource to accelerate their researchers and faculty work, and promotes the total output of the important work a funding organization has supported.

Researchers can maximize their discovery experience with access to the entire research landscape from journal literature, to conference proceedings, book content, all alongside the foundational data sets and studies that they need to further their research. Researcher can also track the impact that the collected data has on new discoveries.

Librarians can be confident that their researchers have quick and easy access to the foundational data that informs scholarly research from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

Funding Organizations can track the use of the data they have funded and make it discoverable to other researchers around the world.

 

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*While over 1500 data repositories have been evaluated, and 800 have been selected, only around 400 of those selected are able to deliver metadata suitable to allow data citation tracking.