May 25, 2022

Expanding Database: Thomson Reuters Plans to Add 10,000 New Books to Book Citation Index During 2013

Thomson Reuters first launched Book Citation Index during October, 2011.

Now, Today’s Index Expansion News:

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.


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.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Search the Master Book Index (Identify Books Included in the Book Citation Index Database)

See Also: The Book Selection Process For The Book Citation Index In Web Of Science (4 pages; PDF)
From Thomson Reuters.

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