A new Taylor & Francis led development will increase the early discoverability of articles published in our Web of Science indexed journals.
For many journals, articles are published online before they are assigned to a particular issue and page numbers are added. This is sometimes called ‘online first’. These papers, which you’ll find in a journal’s ‘latest articles’ section on Taylor & Francis Online, can be read and cited immediately.
However, the well-known Web of Science (WoS) indexes, such as the Science Citation Index and Emerging Sources Citation Index, have not previously listed these latest articles, from any publisher, until they become part of a paginated journal issue.
Early inclusion in citation indexes for Taylor & Francis articles
Now, thanks to the process development work of our team and the Web of Science Group, authors who publish with Taylor & Francis won’t have long to wait before their article appears in the WoS. Instead, these new articles will be indexed within just a few weeks of online publication, whether or not they are currently part of a journal issue.
This means that readers who use Web of Science to look for related research will now find these latest articles in their search results, increasing the opportunity for this work to be read and cited.
This development will also help researchers in regions where publication of a WoS indexed article is still regarded as important for career progression.
The process will apply to all new articles published from 2019 in Taylor & Francis journals that are listed in one of the Web of Science citation indexes.