Friday 26 January 2018

Open Access Filtering Introduced in Web of Science

In the latest update to the Web of Science interface, accessible through Primo Resources A-Z tab ( or directly at, the facility to filter your search results to show only those items available through Open Access has been introduced. Using software developed by ImpactStory, links are provided to peer-reviewed or final versions of Open Access papers, published through either the Gold OA route (usually involving payment of Article Processing Charges for immediately availability) or the Green OA route (achieved by depositing the author's postprint in an institutional repository).

In the initial Web of Science results list, all the Open Access records are now identified using the standard OA logo for easy identification.

The latest Web of Science White Paper on Open Access and Open Access poster have full details of this new facility.

Steve Smith
Academic Engagement Group