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BMJ Group journal articles now contain ‘Citing articles via Web of Science’ links

8 Apr, 11 | by Claire Bower, Digital Comms Manager, @clairebower

With users increasingly viewing articles as ‘portals to greater information’, BMJ Group has introduced a new collaboration with ISI Web of Science, the multidisciplinary bibliographic database tool. All of our journal articles now include the exact number of citations for each article being viewed, as well as a direct link to the list of citing articles on ISI Web of Science. Have a look at the screenshot below, which displays the exact location of these ‘Citing article via Web of Science’ links at article-level.

The technology that permits users to navigate from the ISI Web of Science to participating publishers’ full text journal content has been around for a while. This relationship allows subscribers of the Web of Science to link directly from the bibliographic record and abstract in the Web of Science to the full text of materials currently available through participating publishers. The exciting thing is that this relationship now works both ways. All journal subscribers are now able to link directly from within a journal article to the citation record and related records as found in the ISI resource.

“Live, real-time linking of navigational and bibliographical tools with the literature itself is one of the most significant developments of online publishing,” said Michael A. Keller, Stanford University Librarian. “Extending links to external tools such as the ISI Web of Science provides a much-needed level of flexibility and access for researchers and others.”

The Web of Science provides Web access to the ISI Citation Databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. These databases collectively index more than 8,000 journals cover-to-cover, providing users with complete bibliographic data, full-length author abstracts, and cited references.

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