Web of Science promises ‘huge improvements’

(20 June 2019)  Web of Science editor-in-chief Nandita Quaderi has hinted at ‘huge improvements’ in the company’s products in coming years.

Speaking in an in-depth interview with Research Information, timed to coincide with the release of the 2019 Journal Citation Reports, Quaderi details her early career as a researcher, a pioneer, and now as a rising star at the Web of Science and it’s parent company Clarivate Analytics.

She explained that, since she joined the organisation in 2018, the priority has been to introduce more transparency to the Web of Science selection process, following feedback from the scientific community.

She continued: ‘In order to innovate and expand, we have to build our team and invest in our technical infrastructure. This year, we’re appointing our first China-based editors to enhance our coverage of content from this rapidly-growing research community and have created two new roles; head of editorial integrity and head of editorial outreach.

‘We are building a new evaluation platform to help the editors work more efficiently and a new portal where publishers can submit and track journal evaluations. All of this – and much more I can’t talk about yet! – will lead to huge improvements for our customers.’

Research Information has the full interview here (login required).