PHILADELPHIA - The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) to integrate the SciELO Citation Index into the Web of KnowledgeSM , the world’s most powerful search and discovery platform. The announcement was made at SciELO 15, a conference of industry leaders in scholarly research communications in San Paulo, Brazil, where the fifteenth anniversary of the SciELO Network is being celebrated, and research policies and Open Access content are being discussed.
This initiative will bring greater visibility and improved access to research from emerging economies, particularly Latin America, the Caribbean, South Africa, and developed Ibero-America areas including Spain and Portugal. The SciELO Citation Index will now seamlessly connect to the Web of ScienceSM, the industry’s most trusted citation database covering the high-quality scholar literature and other leading indices within the Web of Knowledge, including the Data Citation IndexSM, MEDLINE®, and Biosis Citation IndexSM. This will enable researchers to review and analyze relevant regional content along top-tier international literature within the Web of Knowledge.
“Supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation, (FAPESP), since its inception in 1998, SciELO is one of the earliest initiatives to provide Open Access to scientific literature. The agreement with Thomson Reuters opens new horizons in SciELO’s mission to enhance the visibility of science in Latin America, Spain, Portugal and South Africa,” said Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, scientific director of FAPESP.
"There is a large amount of valuable scientific content generated and published by journals from emerging regions, such as Latin America, the Caribbean and South Africa, and it is important that this work is visible and accessible globally,” said Abel Packer, SciELO director. "The collaboration with Thomson Reuters to include this scientific information in the Web of Knowledge is a significant milestone for SciELO, and for the scientific community at large.”
The SciELO Citation Index will include approximately 650 titles and more than 4 million cited references from Open Access journals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Venezuela. The addition of SciELO to Web of Knowledge will follow a similar model to that of the Chinese Science Citation Database, which has been hosted within the Web of Knowledge since 2008, and the planned 2014 launch of a journal database featuring Korean scholarly literature. These databases are part of Thomson Reuters continuing efforts to further integrate high-quality Open Access content into the Web of Knowledge, spotlight regionally relevant scholarly literature and identify influential authors and research within rapidly developing research centers.
“It is a pleasure for us to collaborate with SciELO to further the reach of important research from emerging regions, as well as augment our own data by integrating high-quality, Open Access content into Web of Knowledge, “said Christopher Burghardt, vice president of Thomson Reuters Scholarly & Scientific Research. “Researchers around the world will gain new insights via the works emanating from these regions.”
SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online – is a Program of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for the cooperative publishing of open access journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature. In addition, the SciELO model comprises quality control and integrated procedures for the measurement of usage and impact of scientific journals.
SciELO was launched in 1998 by FAPESP with the technical cooperation of the Latin America and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME/PAHO/WHO). Since 2002, the Project is also supported by the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). Since its launching, the SciELO publishing model was progressively adopted by national research institutions of Ibero-American countries and South Africa comprising the SciELO Network. For more information, go to www.scielo.org.
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is a public foundation whose mission is to support research and scientific and technological development in São Paulo State. The Foundation pursues this mission by funding research projects developed at universities and research institutes in all fields of knowledge. For more information, go to www.fapesp.br/en.
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