Arabic Citation Index

The first local language citation index for the Arabic region, hosted on Web of Science™

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The Arabic Citation Index (ARCI) introduces an Arabic interface for the Web of Science™, providing access to bibliographic information and citations to scholarly articles from expertly curated Arabic journals and other Web of Science™ content.

Funded by the Egyptian government and built by the Web of Science™, ARCI is hosted on the Web of Science™ platform.

ARCI will make Arabic scholarly content more accessible, connecting it to more than 1.7 billion cited research references (dating back to 1864) and the highest quality, peer-reviewed scholarly content from across the globe.

The benefits of ARCI are substantial. The indexing of Arabic publications will provide local scientific communities with the ability to contribute to national, regional, and international research efforts – facilitating collaboration and extending the Arabic academic footprint.

ARCI will also help to provide visibility for the public funding process and enhance visibility on the global academic map, bridging the gap between local scientific output and global impact.

Why use Arabic Citation Index on Web of Science™?

Broader citation connections

Only on Web of Science™ can you track citation impact for Arabic Citation Index’s articles and easily navigate to all citing articles across the Web of Science platform. 

Connect to the Core Collection

Connect Arabic Citation Index to Web of Science Core Collection™ – the world’s only true citation index – with over 21,000 carefully selected journals and over 1.5 billion citation connections across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

‘All Database’ searching

Run an ‘All Database’ search to include Arabic Citation Index alongside your institution’s full Web of Science™ subscription to see everything in your subject specialty and beyond.

Access trusted full text

Easily identify, filter and access Open Access articles in Arabic Citation Index, and get one-click access to Open Access and subscribed articles with Kopernio.

Visual results analysis

Explore trends and gain unique insights into your search results with Web of Science™’s intuitive visual analysis tool.


See the many benefits of the Arabic Citation Index

Built on the Web of Science, ARCI helps gain visibility into research from the Arab world and uncover trends in modern Arabic scholarship. Through ARCI, explore a continuously expanding collection of expertly curated Arabic journals to see a more comprehensive picture of global research.


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