In December 2015, Thomson Reuters launched the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which will extend the universe of publications in Web of Science to include high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. ESCI will also make content important to funders, key opinion leaders, and evaluators visible in Web of Science Core Collection even if it has not yet demonstrated citation impact on an international audience. Journals in ESCI have passed an initial editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in products such as SCIE, SSCI, and AHCI, which have rigorous evaluation processes and selection criteria.
All ESCI journals will be indexed according to the same data standards, including cover-to-cover indexing, cited reference indexing, subject category assignment, and indexing all authors and addresses. Rapidly changing research fields and the rise of interdisciplinary scholarship calls for libraries to provide coverage of relevant titles in evolving disciplines. ESCI provides Web of Science Core Collection users with expanded options to discover relevant scholarly content. Get real-time insight into a journal’s citation performance while the content is considered for inclusion in other Web of Science collections. Items in ESCI are searchable, discoverable, and citable so you can measure the contribution of an article in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators for expanded research.