Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, June 8, 2011 - Thomson Reuters announced today that the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the largest public research organization in Italy, has selected the new Web of KnowledgeSM platform as an important source of citation data and analysis for its 108 member institutions.
Thomson Reuters new Web of Knowledge is an integrated and versatile search and discovery platform that delivers access to the world`s leading scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, as well as providing metrics and analytical tools for assessing research influence and impact.
The CNR signed a three year contract for access to the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge platform, which includes multidisciplinary citation data, conference proceedings records and analysis tools from the Web of Science®, as well as Journal Citation Reports®. The agreement brings together for the first time all 108 institutions affiliated with the CNR under one contract.
The Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge platform will provide the CNR with access to the world`s largest citation databases covering more than 12,000 of the highest impact journals, and over 110,000 conference proceedings records from around the world.
"Access to robust citation data and analysis tools is critical as institutions look to better understand their research impact," said Keith MacGregor, executive vice president at Thomson Reuters. "We believe the new Web of Knowledge platform will provide significant support to CNR in its effort to deliver high-impact research through its network of institutions."
For more information about the new Web of Knowledge platform, please visit: http://thenewwok.com/.
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About the Italian National Research Council
The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research organization in Italy, and the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. Its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.
The activities of the organization are divided into macro areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research, concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-economic sciences, classical studies and arts. CNR operates across Italy through a network of institutes aimed at promoting a wide diffusion of its competencies and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations. For more information, go to www.cnr.it
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