Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus: The Titans of Bibliographic Information in Today’s Academic World

« Nowadays, the importance of bibliographic databases (DBs) has increased enormously, as they are the main providers of publication metadata and bibliometric indicators universally used both for research assessment practices and for performing daily tasks. Because the reliability of these tasks firstly depends on the data source, all users of the DBs should be able to choose the most suitable one. Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus are the two main bibliographic DBs. The comprehensive evaluation of the DBs’ coverage is practically impossible without extensive bibliometric analyses or literature reviews, but most DBs users do not have bibliometric competence and/or are not willing to invest additional time for such evaluations. (…) »

source > mdpi.com, Raminta Pranckutė, Publications 2021, 9(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9010012