Web of Science (WoS)Databases
The Web of Science is the integrated version of the citation indexes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) en Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
With citation indexes – besides searching for articles on a Topic or Author(s) – you can also find the articles that cite a person’s work, i.e. ‘Cited reference searching’.
- Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE) — 1988 to present. Fully indexes over 8,500 major journals across 150 disciplines.
- Social Sciences Citation Index™ — 1988 to present. Fully indexes over 3,000 social sciences journals, covering the most significant social sciences discoveries from all of the 20th century.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index® — 1988 to present. Fully indexes over 1,700 arts and humanities journals, as well as selected items from over 250 scientific and social sciences journals.
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InCites is a citation-based evaluation tool for academic and government administrators to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers and aspirational peers in a national or international context.
InCites is accessible through IP authentication. Users need to register for InCites account by entering an email address and password from UM IP-Authenticated computers. Anyone that registered an email with a Thomson Reuters product, the connection with the email and the institution’s IP is stored and used to provide access to InCites.
When using InCites the first time your Web of Science (WoS) or your Journal Citation Reports (JCR) account needs to be synchronised with InCites.
- Sign out of the Web of Science (important step)
- Clear browser cache and cookies
- Access InCites directly – without signing in to the Web of Science – by accessing InCites via JCR or via InCites directly .
When using InCites for evaluation purposes be cautious as the quantitative indicators are meant to support qualitative, expert assessment and should not used in isolation (see: The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics ).
The InCItes handbook, discussing the available indicators, and how they are calculated, is downloadable in PDF format.