New WOS September 1 Release Notes

Analyze Results, Chinese Science Citation Database, and more

Analyze Results

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the number of results associated with your search and just needed a simple way to understand trends in that dataset? Analyze Results is the easiest way to work within your dataset to answer questions such as who should I collaborate with (analyze by Author), which journals are publishing papers on this topic (analyze by Publication Title), or which organizations are funding researchers in this topic (analyze by Funding Agency). By clicking the Analyze Results button in the upper right corner of the search results page, you can understand trends at a glance and you can download the visualization (and supporting data table) for future use. Use the dropdown in the upper left to view the other supported fields within the current database.

Analyze Results is available across all the databases that you access. It is especially useful within the specialty databases such as BIOSIS where you can analyze results using valuable classification systems such Major Concept, Concept Codes, and Major Taxa.  Similarly, you can use the region-specific fields such as Chinese Author in regional citation indexes like Chinese Science Citation Database. As always, you can navigate to the underlying dataset by clicking on the desired value from the visualization.

In addition to moving all existing functionality, this New Web of Science version of Analyze Results has been expanded to also support open access analysis. Simply select Open Access as the field, and you will be able to see the breakdown of Open Access by:

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ,) which are journals that indexed in DOAJ and publish all their articles in accordance with the Budapest Open Initiative;
  • Other gold, which have a Creative Commons license and may be selected open access articles within an otherwise subscription-based journal (aka hybrid gold)
  • Bronze articles which are “free to read” or Public Access articles hosted at the publisher’s website;
  • Green Published, which are final articles that have been deposited at an institutional or subject-based repository (such as PubMed Central)
  • Green Accepted, which are peer-reviewed and final articles that have not yet-undergone a publisher’s code-editing or typesetting and have been deposited at a repository such as PubMed Central

Chinese Science Citation Database

Chinese Science Citation Database is now available to provide feedback. All of the content from the core science and engineering journals published in the People’s Republic of China content is now accessible within New Web of Science. You may continue to search using both English and Chinese terms.

The user experience has been improved by streamlining the dual language presentation of the search results as well as adding a new one-click search for author keywords (in both Chinese and English).

Improvements to previously released functionality

Search history

We’ve expanded the search history functionality by capturing not only the initial search, but also any subsequent actions done to a record,  such as clicking on related records or citing items. We’ve also added a timestamp for each action in the search history.

Citation report improvements

We’ve improved the initial citation report by re-organizing the cards, adding the ability to download the graph, adding the ability to Analyze Results to the citing articles, and moving Filter by year to the publication card.

Coming soon

  • SciELO
  • Export to ‘Other file formats/Other Reference Software’

Thank you all for your support and we are looking forward to work together to bring a better WoS to all our users.  

The WoS Product Team