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The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) is a citation index produced since 2015 by Thomson Reuters, and now by Clarivate Analytics. According to the publisher, the index includes "peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields".
The ESCI is accessible through the Web of Science, together with Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Journals in the ESCI are not included in the Journal Citation Reports thus do not receive an impact factor, although they contribute citations to the calculation of other journals' impact factors.
To be included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index journals must be:
- Peer reviewed
- Follow ethical publishing practices
- Meet technical requirements
- Have English language bibliographic information
- Be recommended or requested by a scholarly audience of Web of Science users
Jeffrey Beall argued that among the databases produced by Clarivate Analytics, the Emerging Sources Citation Index is the easiest one to get into and that as a result it contains many predatory journals.
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