Web of Science Service for UK Education: Recent Service Updates and Forthcoming Training.

Date of news item: 24 October 2018

Please see below for a summary of the following recent service upgrades/enhancements and forthcoming training:

  1. Web of Science Upgrade
  2. Refresh of the Journal Citation Reports data
  3. Reminder: Web of Science October Webinars
  4. Invitation to Host: Web of Science Update Training

1. Web of Science Upgrade.

There has been a Web of Science upgrade to version 5.30, release 2. This latest release features the following enhancements:

  • Expanded Open Access:
    • More precise definition of gold
    • All available open access versions of an article available for assessment purposes
  • Modernized user experience:
    • Small adjustments to the search to remove unnecessary links and text
    • New colour palette
  • Multiple author addresses in Medline:
    • Where available, multiple author addresses included in Medline

Release notes to support this upgrade at: https://clarivate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/WoS530-2-external-release-notes.pdf
What’s New in Web of Science video at: https://clarivate.libguides.com/wosupdates/whatsnew

2. Refresh of the Journal Citation Reports data.

Although Journal Citation Reports is known for its annual release, Clarivate Analytics also provide a data refresh approximately three months later, to allow them to apply corrections to individual journals. This includes adding information and metrics for journals whose data was not complete in time for June. This year’s refresh brings the total number of journals with current information in Journal Citation Reports to 11,681.

Full details regarding this data refresh at: https://clarivate.com/blog/science-research-connect/refresh-of-the-journal-citation-reports-data/?utm_campaign=journal_citation_reports_2018
What’s New in JCR video at: http://clarivate.libguides.com/jcr

3. REMINDER: Web of Science October Webinars.

A reminder that Clarivate Analytics have organised a number of **FREE** webinars scheduled throughout October. The following webinars are still available to book:

Clarivate Analytics API's: The Web of Science data available from outside the Web of Science platform (1 hour)

Did you know that our Web of Science metadata and metrics can be retrieved from outside the Web of Science platform? Attend this short webinar and find out how our web services could improve your efficiency and provide you unexpected opportunities to work on the Web of Science data.

Identification of key players - Universities, Scientists and Funders (45 mins)

A Clarivate story: The research on Graphene. Can the history of this research be retraced via citation navigation? Through this webinar, our solution expert will highlight some of the tools at the researcher disposal to fully study and understand a research topic of interest.

  • How can I identify research excellence around this topic?
  • Which journals should I read or publish in?
  • How do I organise my findings?
  • How do I identify funders?

4. Invitation to Host: Web of Science Update Training.

We are currently in the process of organising Web of Science training at various locations throughout the UK, commencing 3 December 2018 for 2 weeks. If your institution would be interested in hosting one of these events please do contact us at: webofscience@jisc.ac.uk. We would manage the promotion, course bookings and materials and all that is required is a training room with PCs (with internet connection) and facilities for the Clarivate Analytics’ trainer for the presentation and demonstrations. As a hosting site you would be able to reserve places for relevant library, support and research staff at your institution, with remaining places offered to external attendees.

Please contact Web of Science Service for UK Education Support at: webofscience@jisc.ac.uk should you have any queries or require support.