Indian Citation Index

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Indian Citation Index
Providers Various Universities, Institutions and Commercial organizations
Disciplines Multidisciplinary
Record depth Citation indexing, Author, Topic title, Subject keywords, Abstract, Periodical title, Author's address, Publication year
Format coverage Research, Reviews, Editorials, Short communication, Research note, Case study, Research method, Opinion papers, Observations (R&D), Special articles, Patent, Standard, Report (R&D), Proceedings papers
Temporal coverage 2004 to present
Geospatial coverage Indian
No. of records 350 thousand index articles and 6 million references

Indian Citation Index (ICI) is an online bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations/references from academic journals. Currently ICI covers more than 800+ journals which are published from India covering scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences that includes arts and humanities. ICI covers data from 2004 onwards and provides full text of the title for Open Access journals, at present there are more than 220+ OA journals. ICI provides extensive search and analytical features. Analytical features like comparing more than one institutions in terms of contribution (total articles published), subject area, and number of citation received etc. This database is a first of its kind in India, that covers both source titles and reference information. ICI was launched in India in 2009. [1]


ICI was launched in Oct’ 2009 New Delhi, with 100 journals. This database is a first of kind in India, which covers both titles and their citations. It provides access to full text for all Open Access journals. Links Google Scholar, that helps the user to find additional information from Web for a title. ICI is a research tool that helps the user to access information, provides different analytical features to analyze that information.

There are 50 different top level subject categories like Health Science, Mathematics, Computer Science & Technology, Economics, and Agriculture etc. These subject categories are further sub-divided into second and third level. Finally a title is given three subject categories, that helps the user to narrow down a specific search.

Search and analysis features in Indian Citation Index (ICI)[edit]

Indian Citation Index (ICI) provides various search and analytical features. Simple generic searches for article title, author, institution, publication etc. can be done from ICI Home page. Once these records are fetched these can be further refined based on year the article was published, authors, publications etc. There are other search options where use can analyze the data before executing search, like ICI – Subject Category, searches for specific subject category, a count of publications and articles are displayed matching the category. Data is graphically displayed for analysis before viewing the actual titles. Data Comparer provides analytical feature that gives in-depth comparative study for more than one institution. User can compare two or more institutions for their contributions in terms of number of articles published, in which subject category or from which publications etc. Another interesting feature called Institution Analyzer, gives a complete detail about an institution, like number of article published (since 2004), number of citations received by that institution, details about author and their contributions (article published citation received) and many more analytical data for study.


The database is constantly updated, nearly two/three journals are added every month, target is to add 1000 journals.

Details about ICI database

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  3. ^ Giri, Rabishankar; Das, Anup Kumar (2011). "Indian Citation Index: a new web platform for measuring performance of Indian research periodicals". Library Hi Tech News. 28 (3): 33–35. doi:10.1108/07419051111145154.