The book citation index has been launched as part of the Web of Knowledge
It covers 25,000 books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities dating back to 2005.
13.5 million additional cited references will appear inWeb of Knowledge as a result of this launch.
Coverage is expected to rise to 30,000 books by the end of 2011, with 10,000 new books added each year.
What's in it?
- The Book Citation Index will cover only scholarly books that present fully referenced articles of original research, or reviews of the literature.
- The Book Citation Index will cover both series and non-series books.
- The Science Edition of the Book Citation Index will include books with copyright from the current or previous five (5) years (e.g. 2010-2005)
- The Social Science & Humanities Edition of the Book Citation Index will include books with copyright from the current or previous seven (7) years.
For the press release click here.