Maintenance - Upgrade, Monday, 2 May - Web of Science 5.21.1 Release.

Date of news item: 29 April 2016

Please be advised that there will be a release of Web of Science 5.21.1 on Monday, 2 May.

Thomson Reuters advise that they do not expect to have any outages or downtime during the release. However they wish to advise users that as they are conducting scheduled maintenance there may be intermittent access at this time. Maintenance Window = 13:30 BST to 15:30 BST. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience due as a result.

Web of Science Features Release Summary:

The upgrade will support improved navigation between Web of Science and the InCites platform (hosting InCites, ESI, and JCR) for customers when authenticating to Web of Science.

With regards to the navigation paths:

  • Global header in WoS environment/platform link from Web of Science to InCites ESI and JCR
  • Deep links to InCites ESI
  • Search Results > Highly Cited Paper
  • Search Results > Hot Paper
  • Full Record > Highly Cited Paper and/or Hot Paper
  • Deep links to InCites JCR
  • Search Results > Journal Popup
  • Full Record > Journal Information

Note: May depend on institutions subscription(s) to these resources.

Direct access to the Legacy versions of ESI and JCR will still be available, but only via the direct URL links:


WoS Training events being held in May:

Web of Science update courses (free) are running in May at UK academic institutions. Please find the course information and how to book in our news announcement at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/2016/20160407.html

Please be advised that this course is tailored for subscribers to the Web of Science Service for UK Education and is aimed at library/research support staff at these institutions.

TR Recorded materials and Live Training listed at:http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact Web of Science Service for UK Education Support at: webofscience@jisc.ac.uk