Social Sciences Citation Index

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Science Citation Index
ProducerClarivate Analytics (Canada and Hong Kong)
Coverage
DisciplinesSocial sciences
Record depthIndex & citation indexing
Links
Websitehttp://mjl.clarivate.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jloptions.cgi?PC=SS
Title list(s)http://mjl.clarivate.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=SS

The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a commercial citation index product of Clarivate Analytics. It was originally developed by the Institute for Scientific Information from the Science Citation Index. The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index and indexes over 3,000 social sciences journals – 1985 to present.[1]

Overview[edit]

The SSCI citation database covers some 3,000 academic journals in the social sciences across more than 50 disciplines.[2] It is made available online through the Web of Science service for a fee. The database records which articles are cited by other articles.

The Master Journal List provides users with the ability to search for journals that have been indexed.

Criticism[edit]

Philip Altbach has criticised the Social Sciences Citation Index of favouring English-language journals generally and American journals specifically, while greatly underrepresenting journals in non-English languages.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SSCI – Social Sciences Citation Index (via the Web of Science)". Online Library | Maastricht University. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  2. ^ "Social Sciences Citation Index". Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  3. ^ Altbach, Philip (2005). "Academic Challenges: The American Professoriate in Comparative Perspective". The Professoriate: Profile of a Profession. Dortrecht: Springer. pp. 147–165.