Web of Science
The Web of Science query pane in Publish or Perish allows you to perform a Web of Science query and analyse its results; it contains a structured version of the parameters accepted by Web of Science. Publish or Perish uses these parameters to perform a Web of Science query, which is then analyzed and converted to a number of statistics. The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting in other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis).
Note: Web of Science support is available from Publish or Perish 6.x onwards.
Web of Science subscription required
You (or the organization that you work for) will need a Web of Science subscription before you can run Web of Science queries. You will then have to sign in to Web of Science to create a new session. For detailed instructions, see Web of Science sign in.
How to perform a Web of Science search
To perform a Web of Science search:
- Enter the relevant parameters in the various fields (see below for an explanation of each parameter);
- Click Lookup or press the Enter key.
The program will now contact Web of Science Web Services to obtain the citations, process the list, and calculate the citation metrics, which are then displayed in the results list. The full list of results is also available for inspection or modifications and can be exported in a variety of formats.
This pane contains the following fields.
Enter the names of the authors you want to look up. For tips on search syntax, see Author search.
Enter the range of years in which the papers must have been published. You can set either year to 0 (zero) to indicate "don't care".
Enter the affilations that you want to search for. For tips on search syntax, see Affiliation search.
Enter the name of the publication or journal you want to look up. For tips on search syntax, see Journal search.
Enter the ISSNs of the journals you want to look up. The ISSNs must use the format dddd-dddd, i.e., 4 digits, a hyphen, and another 4 digits.
Enter words from the title of the article that you want to look up. For tips on search syntax, see General/keyword search.
Multi-function button with the following functions.
Note: The [Default] function is obtained by clicking on the main part if the button; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.
Note: It is not useful to perform multiple direct lookups for the same query shortly after another; this merely increases the load on Web of Science. We recommend that you only use the Lookup Direct function as a last resort.
|Clear All||Clears all query fields. You can use this to quickly prepare the fields for an entirely new query.|
|Revert||Restores the query fields to their previous state. This function is only available as long as you have not performed a lookup with the current query fields.|
Multi-function button that copies the results or metrics belonging to the current query to the Windows clipboard in one of the following ways. See Exporting your data for information about these formats.
Note 1: The [Default] function is obtained by clicking on the main part if the button; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.
Note 2: The labelling and order of the Copy commands has changed somewhat between PoP 5.x and PoP 6.x, but their effects have remained the same. The following table shows the menu commands in PoP 5.x and PoP 6.x order.
Multi-function button that creates a new query object, as follows.
Note: If you click on the main part of the button, a new query of the same type as the current one (i.e., Web of Science) will be created; the alternate functions appear on a drop-down menu when you click on the drop-down arrow on the button.
Copyright © 2017 David Adams. All rights reserved. Page last modified on Fri 8 Dec 2017 23:07
Web master of Harzing.com and developer of the Publish or Perish software, among other things. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering, a PhD in Operations Research, and likes to watch academic life from a safe distance.