New & updated resources – Essential Science Indicators & Journal Citation Reports

trlogo2SGUL have access to a new resource from Thomson Reuters –  Essential Science Indicators (ESI) which provides information on highly cited research. Further, Thomson Reuters have also released an update to Journal Citation Reports (JCR). More detail for each resource is given below. Please note that at present, both these resources are only available whilst onsite.  The previous version of Journal Citation Reports will be available until 2016 and can be accessed both on and offsite.

Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
ESI is a management reporting tool to view citation metrics for individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in a field of study—as well as emerging research areas. For example, it can provide information for the following:

  • What are the most cited papers in immunology?
  • Who are the most highly cited authors in the field of molecular biology?

More information:
Essential Science Indicators (ESI on InCites): suite of 8 short videos (YouTube)

Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
JCR tool summarizes citations from science and social science journals and proceedings in the Web of Science database to provide various citation reports and metrics by journal title or category (ie subject) including:

  • Total Cites
  • Impact Factor – 2 & 5 year

Please note that Thomson Reuters advise to use Journal Citations Reports wisely, and that you should not depend solely on citation data for journal evaluation.

More information:
Journal Citation Reports (JCR on InCites): suite of 5 short videos (YouTube)

All of these resources can be accessed via the Library website > Resources > Databases > A-Z list

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