Basel, 11 December 2013
Many recent issue published by MDPI are missing from Web of Science (access point for the Science Citation Index Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index), as many of our authors have pointed out to us. We have made extensive efforts to get in touch with Thomson Reuters to see how we can actively help to solve this problem. Thomson Reuters' has so far not provided any detailed explanation as to why the issues have not been indexed, but told us in a phone conversation that they are currently experiencing "technical issues with XML indexing". We are working on having this issue resolved as quickly as possible, but please note that the timely indexing of issues in beyond the control of MDPI.
As the end of the year is approaching and faculty members may need to report on published and indexed papers for their end-of-year review, we suggest turning to the more extensive SciVerse SCOPUS indexing database, which is published by Elsevier. Apart from the journal Religions, all MDPI journals covered by Thomson Reuters' Web of Science are also covered by Elsevier's SciVerse SCOPUS.
Note that, similar to Web of Science, SciVerse SCOPUS also offers citation tracking and a journal ranking system (http://www.scimagojr.com/). Additionally, in 2013 MDPI has started to use article level metrics through Altmetric.com and we have been offering statistics on downloads per article since 2009. We suggest that you use these metrics in your report until the latest issues from MDPI journals appear in Web of Science.
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Dr. Martyn Rittman
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We are pleased to announce that Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) has been accepted for indexing in both, the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Sustainability will therefore be available in Web of Science soon.
This means that the research you publish with Sustainability is now more visible than ever. Sustainability is an international and cross-disciplinary journal of environmental, cultural, economic and social sustainability of human beings, and provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development.
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