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Introducing Master Journal List; ISI

Open the Master Journal List

The Master Journals list, produced by Thomas Reuters, includes all journal titles covered in Scientific products.

You can use the list:

  • to select a high quality journal to publish your research article,
  • to select high quality journals to read,
  • to check if your journal satisfies the promotion criteria of your institution etc.

Thomson Reuters is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the world's most important and influential journals to meet its subscribers' current awareness and retrospective information retrieval needs. Today Web of Science® covers over 17,500 international and regional journals and book series in every area of the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Their mission is to update journal coverage in Web of Science by identifying and evaluating promising new journals, and deleting journals that have become less useful.

Journal evaluation and selection is ongoing at Thomson Reuters with journals added to and deleted from the database as frequently as every two weeks. Each year, Thomson Reuter's editorial staff reviews over 2,000 journal titles, and selects around 10-12% of the journals evaluated for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters database. Moreover, existing journal coverage in Thomson Reuters products is constantly under review. Journals now covered are monitored to ensure that they are maintaining high standards and a clear relevance to the products in which they are covered. The journal selection process described here is applied to all journals in Web of Science®, whether covered in Science Citation Index Expanded™, Social Sciences Citation Index®, or Arts & Humanities Citation Index®.

Many factors are taken into account when evaluating journals for coverage, ranging from the qualitative to the quantitative. The journal's basic publishing standards, its editorial content, the international diversity of its authorship, and the citation data associated with it are all considered. No one factor is considered in isolation, but by combining and interrelating the data, the editor is able to determine the journal's overall strengths and weaknesses.


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