About ESSCI


Electronic Social and Science Citation Index (ESSCI) is committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the world's most important and influential journals to meet its subscribers' current awareness and retrospective information retrieval needs.

Electronic Social and Science Citation Index is a citation database of ISI Web (http://www.isi-thomsonreuters.org) that covers bibliography or reference information of journals from multidisciplinary electronic social sciences journals. Its scope encompasses both domestic and international publications. The database incorporates the advantages of multidisciplinary indexes and is very comprehensive and authoritative in its content. Further, it provides access which is a significant period of coverage for research. It is important to note however, that journals indexed from journals are added selectively. The database is updated often and on a timely basis.

ESSCI accumulate online journals issued by SCI, SSCI, SCIE and AHCI. Concurrently, ESSCI collect international journals with high academic value.  These journals have been through strict evaluation by ISI and ISSII (International Social and Scientific Information Institute), the famous authoritative international information institute of the world.

ESSCI current collection is including the journals collected by SCI, SSCI, SCIE, EI and AHCI with the form of electronic and periodicals issues.  In addition, ESSCI also collected journals excluded in SCI, SSCI, SCIE and AHCI in electronic format.  All the collection has been rigorous review by ISI editorial team with high academic standards.

Subjects in the electronic social sciences are covered. Broadly, these include:

Anthropology, Political Science, History, Public Health, Psychiatry, Industrial Relations, Social Issues, Information Science and Library Science, Social Work, Law, Sociology, Linguistics, Substance Abuse, Philosophy, Urban Studies, Psychology, and Women's Studies, etc.  In order to get a clearer picture of the coverage within these subject areas, the author examined the distribution of number of journals in all subject areas within social sciences. The journal titles included in the subject categories were not unique to each category, i.e. some of the titles may have been included in more than one of the categories. The largest coverage is in the area of economics followed by law and psychology and sociology and education. This distribution gives a general sense of coverage of social science journals in ESSCI.

It would appear that to be comprehensive, an index of scientific journal literature might be expected to cover all the scientific journals published. This approach would be not only impractical economically, but as analyses of the scientific literature have shown, unnecessary. Of these journals, there are relatively few with a very strong relevance to the given topic, whereas there are many with a weaker relevance to it. Those with a weak relevance to the given discipline or topic, however, typically have a strong relevance to some other discipline. Thus, the core scientific literature can form itself around various topics, with individual journals becoming more or less relevant depending on the topic.  An essential core of journals forms the literature basis for all disciplines and that most of the important papers are published in relatively few journals.

For electronic journals, complimentary electronic access should be granted. Manuscript issues should be sent to ESSCI. Our mission is to update journal coverage in web of social and science by identifying and evaluating promising new journals and deleting journals that have become less useful.

To prevent any conflict of interest, you can only make this choice after receiving notification that your journal has been accepted for ISI database collection. The annual member fee of $500 will be charged thereafter.