Web of Science: Book Citation Index

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The Book Citation Index includes over 104,500 editorially selected books, with 10,000 new books added each year. Containing more than 53.2 million cited references, coverage dates back from 2005 to present.

The Book Citation Index is multidisciplinary, covering disciplines across the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.

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    104,500+ total number of books
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    10,000 books added per year
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    53.2 million cited references
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    2005: year coverage starts

Why use the Book Citation Index?

Analyze citation networks

Analyse the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly and scientific research.

Increase the visibility of your subscriptions and collections

By linking directly to your library catalogs and eBooks, the Book Citation Index increases the visibility of your collections and subscriptions.

Gain a complete view

Gain a more complete view of social sciences and arts & humanities coverage, as well as critical coverage in the sciences.

Measure contribution

Measure the contribution of books in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators.

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