Web of Science - Open Access Flags - Journal or Article Attribute?

Gerritsma, Wouter wouter.gerritsma at WUR.NL
Fri Jan 24 03:04:22 EST 2014

Just a very little investigation shows that PLoS ONE is clearly indicated as an OA journal in Web of Science, despite the fact that it is not listed at http://science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/linksj/opensearch.cgi

From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics [SIGMETRICS at LISTSERV.UTK.EDU] on behalf of Craig, Iain - Oxford [iain.craig at WILEY.COM]
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:15 PM
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Web of Science - Open Access Flags - Journal or Article Attribute?

Recently Web of Science pushed out a new release which includes an open access flag. This allows a user to segment a result set by whether the records are open access or not.

I’m interested to know if this is an article level assignment, and would identify OA articles in a hybrid journal, or indeed Green OA, or whether it is a merely a journal attribute? Where is this information being sourced from?

The Open Access journal list here is a little patchy:

There are five PLOS journals, but no PLOS ONE. How can new additions to this list be suggested?

Iain Craig

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