UC San Diego faculty, students and staff can now access a “preview” version of the new Web of Science that will go live next summer. Just go to the button on the Web of Science homepage.
Along with a cleaner interface, Clarivate is adding new features and enhancements to existing ones. So far, they have added:
- Ability to search by Publication date and by Index date (year, month and day)
- 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.
You can also keep check on the latest updates, whether they’re new features or features currently in Web of Science that have just been added to the new interface. Use the question mark in the lower right corner to give feedback or submit suggestions for additional new features.