Back 16 March 2017

The International Journal of Childbirth accepted for inclusion in the Emerging Sources Citations Index (ESCI).


The ESCI is an additional database within Clarivate Analytics’ (formally Thomson Reuters ’Web of Science.  ESCI spans a complete array of research topics and currently contains over 5,500 journals.

ESCI includes high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. ESCI will also make content that is important to funders, key opinion leaders, and evaluators visible in Web of Science Core Collection. Journals accepted for coverage in 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.

Journals indexed in the ESCI will not yet receive Impact Factors; however, inclusion in ESCI is the first step towards being included in other Web of Science products, such as SCIE/SSCI, which will ultimately result in an Impact Factor. The citations from the ESCI journals WILL be included in the citation counts for the Journal Citation Reports, therefore contributing to the Impact Factors of other journals. 

Being indexed in the ESCI means that the International Journal of Childbirth will be discoverable via the Web of Science, with full citation counts, author information and other improvements. Articles in the International Journal of Childbirth will now be included in an author’s H-Index calculation, and any additional Web of Science data or products such as InCites.

Being indexed in the ESCI will expand the visibility of the International Journal of Childbirth as well asproviding a symbol of quality. This is good news for the journal as well as for our authors. We’d like to thank everyone involved in the journal, authors, reviewers and editors, for all you do for the journal.

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