New WOS May 27th Release Notes

Search Funding Details, persistent links for claimed Author Records, additional language localization, and more

Funding Details search and display

We’re continuing to expand our integration with funding details captured directly from online grant repositories hosted by funding agencies. The funding details captured directly from online grant repositories include

  • Grant Project Title
  • Grant Description
  • Key Words
  • Total Award Amount,
  • Primary Investigator
  • Co-Primary Investigator
  • Grantee Institution
  • …and more.


Note: Not all fields are available from all funding repositories.

With this release, users will now be able to search the extended funding details in Advanced Search using the FD search tag. Funding details are not included in an All Fields search. When available, the funding details will display on the Web of Science Core Collection Full Record with the Funding information. Our initial integration includes funding details from Federal RePORTER (US – DOD, EPA, HHS, NASA, USDA), National Institutes of Health (US), National Science Foundation (US), Kaken (Japan), and researchfish (UK). We plan to add additional funding repositories in future releases.

Click “Show Details” next to each Grant number to show the details for a particluar grant, or click “Show All Details” at the top to see all details for all grants.

Persistent links for claimed author records

A Web of Science ResearcherID can now be used to link directly to any claimed author record in the new Web of Science, using the format{RID}. For example:


The new Web of Science now offers export of all data fields from the full records. In the export panel, use the Record Content dropdown to select “Full Record.” This is available for most export options.


Localized for Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Japanese

The new Web of Science has been translated into Traditional Chinese, Russian, and Japanese. To open the language menu, click the word “English” at the right end of the top toolbar. We will be adding more languages soon.

Improved navigation via breadcrumbs

The new Web of Science now offers navigational links to help users easily return to search results or specific records. Users who use Basic Search, Advanced Search, and Cited Reference will now see a series of “breadcrumb” navigation links that provide easy access back to the initial search, search results (including result sets from subsequently refined or edited queries), individual records (as identified by the article’s accession number), citing items, and cited references. Users can simply click on the breadcrumb to return to the previous step in their search journey.


We will be expanding the functionality across more navigation paths (such as Citation Report, Author Search, Analyze Results) in future releases.

Library custom branding

The new Web of Science now displays the library logos at the top of the basic search page for customers who have requested it. In this manner, users can recognize the libraries that provide their access to the Web of Science and have an easy path back to the library’s resource page. If you set up your logo for Classic Web of Science, it will automatically be available in the new Web of Science. You may request to display your logo by following these instructions.

Thank you for your support and feedback. Together we will bring a better Web of Science to all.


The Web of Science Product Team