|Launching of the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)|
Thomson Reuters recently launched the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), which extends the universe of publications in Web of Science in order to include high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. ESCI makes content visible in Web of Science Core Collection to key opinion leaders, evaluators and funders, even if it has not yet reached a notorious citation impact on an international audience.
Journals included in ESCI have passed a first editorial evaluation and can continue to be considered for inclusion in SCIE, SSCI, or AHCI, which have rigorous selection criteria and evaluation processes. All ESCI journals will be indexed according to the same standards, including cover-to-cover indexing, cited reference indexing, subject category assignment, and indexing all authors and addresses.