Contemporary Social Science accepted into Emerging Sources Citation Index

February 13, 2018

The Academy of Social Sciences’ journal Contemporary Social Science has been accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

ESCI was launched in 2015 as a new database within Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Core Collection. As a multidisciplinary Citation Index, ESCI covers all areas of scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Journals accepted for coverage in the ESCI must be peer reviewed, follow ethical publishing practices, meet technical requirements, have English language bibliographic information, and be recommended or requested by a scholarly audience of Web of Science users.

Indexing in the ESCI provides a mark of quality, while improving visibility of both the journal and contributors. Contemporary Social Science will also be annually assessed for admission into the Social Sciences Citation Index.

Commenting, Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy, said:

“We are delighted to have been accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index. This speaks to the growing quality and reputation of our journal, Contemporary Social Science, under the expert stewardship of its Editor, Professor David Canter FAcSS.

“Inclusion in the ESCI will be a boost for the journal, helping improve its already commendable profile, demonstrating the breadth and range of the social sciences in addressing some of the most pressing challenges our society faces.”

Contemporary Social Science was launched in 2006, and is published by Taylor and Francis. Recent issues include crime and society, social inequality, and civic engagement.

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