New Web of Science

The new Web of Science interface that has been available as a “preview” since last fall is now the default interface. The “classic” interface can still be accessed from the Products list in the upper right, but is expected to be retired in the future.

Some of the features. More are listed in the regularly updated release notes.

  • Ability to search by Publication date and by Index date (year, month and day)
  • Default sort now by relevance rather than date
  • Ability to run a new search from the results page
  • Breadcrumb navigation
  • Enhanced Citation Reports
  • A new query builder to make advanced searching easier
  • Expanded Analyze Results to identify Open Access articles
  • Ability to copy search queries from the search result, the search history, and advanced search page.
  • Filter results by publisher
  • A toggle for advanced searching to turn off lemmatization and/or stemming to exactly match your search query.
    • For example, if you do not want the search engine to either ignore the last few letters of the query (so that you see both plural and singular versions of your search word) or your search term expanded to its core word (ie, a search for “mouse” would also return results for “mice”)
  • New quick filters on the results page for early access articles (published articles that are not yet assigned to a volume/issue) or review articles.
  • Author records
    • Author records give you an overview of the researcher’s affiliation history, published names, publications, citation metrics, co-authors, and author position summary.  Researchers can claim their publications to create or link to a public researcher profile, enabling them to correct and capture their publication output and showcase it alongside their other academic contributions, such as peer reviews, editorships, and grant reviews.

New Web of Science interface