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Nearly 50,000 books and over 1 million articles will be connected to the global research landscape
via the Web of Knowledge
PHILADELPHIA, January 22, 2013 - The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters
http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/ , the world's leading provider of intelligent information
for businesses and professionals, today announced the expansion of the Book Citation IndexSM
through partnerships with top publishers such as Elsevier, Johns Hopkins University Press and the
University of Chicago Press. These publishers, among others, will greatly enhance available
content in the Index by adding 10,000 books in 2013, increasing the total to nearly 50,000 books
from a variety of commercial, non-profit and university presses worldwide.
The Book Citation Index, available on the world's premier resource for integrated,
multidisciplinary citation research, Thomson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM, connects a library's most
impactful books in its collection to powerful new discovery tools, enabling researchers to quickly
and easily identify and access the most relevant books in their field. The Index helps users
seamlessly search across books, journals and conference proceedings, to discover potential
collaborators and glean useful information.
This significant expansion provides greater visibility to authors making meaningful contributions
to their fields and enables scholars to navigate from a new starting point. Researchers will now
have a richer, expanded view of research within the sciences, social sciences, and arts and
humanities. Over the course of 2013, users will gain access to nearly 50,000 books and 1 million
chapters linked to related journal articles and proceedings indexed within the Web of Knowledge.
Elsevier, Johns Hopkins University Press, University of Chicago Press, Brill, University of
Illinois Press, McGill Queens University Press and the International Monetary Fund will join more
than 100 publishers that currently provide content for the Book Citation index.
Following are statements from some of the industry-leading publishers connected through the Book
*Book Citation Index"Inclusion in the Thomson Reuters has helped put the unique content of
Cambridge University Press further into the international perspective," said Hannah Perrett,
digital director, Academic Group at Cambridge University Press. "It is also an invaluable resource
toward providing greater focus to the institutions represented by our team of skilled and
knowledgeable authors and researchers."
*Book Citation Index,''"Scholarly books are an essential, vibrant part of the academic publishing
landscape for humanities and social sciences, and we are proud to have worked with Thomson Reuters
to include all our eligible titles from the launch of the " said Alison Jones, digital publishing
director, Palgrave Macmillan. "We are committed to continuing and extending this partnership to
ensure up-to-date, accurate information for scholars worldwide as the Index expands."
*Book Citation Index "We're happy to partner with Thomson Reuters on expanding this valuable
resource to include Wiley Online Library's online books," said Antonia Seymour, vice president and
director of Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly Books at John Wiley & Sons. "The will be
instrumental in extending the works of our authors on a global scale. The body of academic
literature is wide and growing, and it's a great benefit to users to have a platform that
streamlines the availability of Wiley's high-quality book content."
"We have been actively working to expand our content, based largely on feedback from our partners
and clients, so we can provide researchers with the best resources for their research," said
Gordon Macomber, managing director of Scientific and Scholarly Research at Thomson Reuters. "The
world of scholarly and scientific research is vast and varied. Researchers need a reliable tool
that enables them to measure the contributions of books in their disciplines and identify
collaborative opportunities as efficiently as possible. The addition of these top publishers will
enhance those capabilities even further."
Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index comprises scholarly books, both electronic and print, that
present fully referenced articles of original research or reviews of the literature, and has been
carefully selected based on well-defined criteria to offer the most significant literature in
numerous languages. Learn more information about the Book Citation Index.
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