Wits University Press the first African scholarly press to be included on the Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index of the prestigious Web of Science™
Wits University Press is pleased to announce the inclusion of Wits University Press titles on the Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index of the Web of Science™. We are the first scholarly press from Africa to be included on this prestigious index. It is an achievement that will significantly increase the visibility of the Wits Press titles and of authors making meaningful contributions to their fields. Researchers will now have a richer, expanded view of research within the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities and help ensure correct and increased citations.
The Web of Science represents one of the one the most comprehensive indexes of published scholarship. The Index helps users search across scholarly digital and print books, journals and conference proceedings, to discover potential collaborators and find useful information across more than 25 000 books, 12 000 peer reviewed journals and 150 000 conference proceedings already included on the Web of Knowledge.
The inclusion of the 30 titles published by Wits University Press, with further ongoing submissions, is an important step towards expanding the research agenda of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, as well as of South Africa and the continent more broadly, to be discovered by an international research audience.
Andrew Joseph, digital publisher at Wits University Press said he is delighted about this development and that it offers an excellent opportunity for the press to showcase their titles to an international audience.
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