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The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a commercial
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. It was originally developed by the
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Science Citation Index The Science Citation Index (SCI) is a citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index A bibliographic index is a bibliography intended to help find a publication. Citations are usually listed by author and subject in separate ...
. The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary index and indexes over 3,000 social sciences journals – 1985 to present.


Overview

The SSCI citation database covers some 3,000
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in the
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across more than 50 disciplines. It is made available online through the
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service for a fee. The database records which articles are cited by other articles. The Master Journal List provides users with the ability to search for journals that have been indexed.


Criticism

Philip Altbach has criticised the Social Sciences Citation Index of favouring English-language journals generally and American journals specifically, while greatly underrepresenting journals in non-English languages.


See also

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Arts and Humanities Citation Index The ''Arts & Humanities Citation Index'' (A&HCI), also known as ''Arts & Humanities Search'', is a citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index A bibliographic index is a bibliography intended to help find a publication. C ...
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Science Citation Index The Science Citation Index (SCI) is a citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index A bibliographic index is a bibliography intended to help find a publication. Citations are usually listed by author and subject in separate ...
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Google Scholar Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine A search engine is a software system A software system is a system of intercommunicating software component, components based on forming part of a computer system (a combination of Compu ...
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List of academic databases and search engines This article contains a representative list of notable databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journal An academic or scholarly journal is a periodical publication Periodical li ...


References

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