Indian Citation Index

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Indian Citation Index
ProducerDiva Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (INDIA)
ProvidersVarious Universities, Institutions and Commercial organizations
Record depthCitation indexing, Author, Topic title, Subject keywords, Abstract, Periodical title, Author's address, Publication year
Format coverageResearch, 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 coverage2004 to present
Geospatial coverageIndian
No. of records600 thousand indexed articles and 13.3 million references

The Indian Citation Index (ICI) is an online bibliographic database containing abstracts and citations from academic journals. Currently ICI covers more than 1100+ journals 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 300+ OA journals. ICI provides search and analytical features. ICI was launched in India in 2009 and is funded by Diva Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.. [1]


The ICI was launched in Oct 2009 New Delhi, with 100 journals. It provides access to full text for all Open Access journals. It links to Google Scholar for additional information and provides analytical tools.

There are 50 different top level subject categories like Health Science, Mathematics, Computer Science & Technology, Economics, and Agriculture. These subject categories are further sub-divided into second and third level.


The database is constantly updated, nearly two/three journals are added every month, target is to add 100 journals.

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  2. ^ 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.