Thursday, December 01, 2005

Thomson ISI Web Citation Index

In an exciting development for the open access and repository movement, Thomson Scientific has announced that it is teaming with NEC and several other agencies to create a Web Citation Index, which will become part of the Web of Knowledege platform.

The Web Citation index will do for open access documents, including pre-prints and items in institutional repositories, what Thomson's other citation indexes currently do for peer-reviewed journal literature. Researchers will be able to follow citations to open-access documents backwards and forwards, and citation frequency and trends will be recorded.

More coverage is available from Information World Review and Open Access News.

(via KnowledgeSpeak Newsletter)

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