Materials Science Citation Index

The Materials Science Citation Index is a citation index, established in 1992, by Thomson ISI (Thomson Reuters). Its overall focus is cited reference searching of the notable and significant journal literature in materials science. The database makes accessible the various properties, behaviors, and materials in the materials science discipline. This then encompasses applied physics, ceramics, composite materials, metals and metallurgy, polymer engineering, semiconductors, thin films, biomaterials, dental technology, as well as optics. The database indexes relevant materials science information from over 6,000 scientific journals that are part of the ISI database which is multidisciplinary. Author abstracts are searchable, which links articles sharing one or more bibliographic references. The database also allows a researcher to use an appropriate (or related to research) article as a base to search forward in time to discover more recently published articles that cite it.[1]

Materials Science Citation Index lists 625 high impact journals, and is accessible via the Science Citation Index Expanded collection of databases.[2]


Coverage of Materials science is accomplished with the following editions:[3][4]

  • Materials Science, Ceramics
  • Materials Science, Characterization & Testing
  • Materials Science, Biomaterials
  • Materials Science, Coatings & Films
  • Materials Science, Composites
  • Materials Science, Paper & Wood
  • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
  • Materials Science, Textiles

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Pemberton, Julia K. "Two new databases from ISI." CD-ROM Professional 5.4 (1992): 107+. General OneFile. Web. 20 June 2010.
  2. ^ Materials Science Citation Index journal list. Thomson Reuters. July 2010.
  3. ^ Scope Notes. Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded. Thomson Reuters. 2010.
  4. ^ Subject categories. Science Citation Index Expanded. Thomson Reuters. 2010