Thomson Reuters Tackles Open Access Datasets With Data Citation Index

Nancy K. Herther | Information Today, Inc. | October 29, 2012

This month, Thomson Reuters began a soft launch of its new Data Citation Index, which is intended as “a comprehensive view of scholarly research bringing research data into the same arena as the published literature it supports. In combination with other resources available on the Web of Knowledge platform, researchers can access critical information from the leading scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings and now data.” In an interview with NewsBreaks, Chris Burghardt, the company’s vice president for product and market strategy, noted that, “Data Citation Index offers a significant value particularly within the broader context of the Web of Knowledge.”

The company has announced webinars for early November 2012 to allow current customers as well as potential users to see the product first-hand as it has been integrated into the larger suite of citation products. Trial access is being made available “so that potential users can spend time reviewing the product and evaluating internally before making a purchasing decision.”