Arts and Humanities Citation Index

Summary

The Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), also known as Arts and Humanities Search, is a citation index, with abstracting and indexing for more than 1,700 arts and humanities academic journals, and coverage of disciplines that includes social and natural science journals. Part of this database is derived from Current Contents.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index
ProducerClarivate Analytics (Canada and Hong Kong)
Access
ProvidersWeb of Science, Dialog Bluesheets
CostSubscription
Coverage
DisciplinesArts, Humanities, Language (including Linguistics), Poetry, Music, Classical works, History, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Archaeology, Architecture, Religion, Television, Theater, and Radio
Record depthIndex, abstract, citation indexing, author
Format coverageoriginal research articles, reviews, editorials, chronologies, abstracts, scripts, letters, editorials, meeting abstracts, errata, poems, short stories, plays, music scores, excerpts from books, chronologies, bibliographies and filmographies, book reviews, films, music, and theatrical performances
Temporal coverage1975–present
Geospatial coverageglobal
Links
Websiteclarivate.com/webofsciencegroup/solutions/webofscience-arts-and-humanities-citation-index/

Subjects covered are the arts, humanities, language (including linguistics), poetry, music, classical works, history, oriental studies, philosophy, archaeology, architecture, religion, television, theater, and radio.

Coverage includes articles, letters, editorials, meeting abstracts, errata, poems, short stories, plays, music scores, excerpts from books, chronologies, bibliographies and filmographies, as well as citations to reviews of books, films, music, and theatrical performances.

This database can be accessed online through Web of Science. It provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references. It also covers individually selected, relevant items from approximately 1,200 titles, mostly arts and humanities journals but with an unspecified number of titles from other disciplines.

As of 2011, the Arts and Humanities Search could be accessed via Dialog, DataStar, and OCLC, with weekly updates and backfiles to 1980.[1][2][3][4]

Scholar Rainer Enrique Hamel has criticized AHCI for its poor reflection of scientific production in languages other than English.[5] Also, while analyzing solely content in Spanish of 2006, Hamel found that there were more Spanish-language publications from authors based in the United States in the index than from any other Spanish-language country.[5]

History

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The index was originally developed by the Institute for Scientific Information, which was later acquired by Thomson Scientific. It is now published by Thomson Reuters' IP & Science division.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Arts & Humanities Search (File 255)". Dialog bluesheets. Archived from the original (Online web page) on March 27, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Description of Arts & Humanities Search. "e-Library catalog". Iowa State University. 2008. Archived from the original (Online web page) on June 9, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Description of Web of Science coverage. "e-Library catalog". Iowa State University. 2008. Archived from the original (Online web page) on June 13, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  4. ^ See the page entitled "Tech Specs" "Database description" (Online web page). Thomson Reuters. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Hamel, Rainer Enrique (2013). "El campo de las ciencias y la educación superior entre el monopolio del inglés y el plurilingüismo: elementos para una política del lenguaje en América Latina" [The field of science and higher education between the monopoly of English and plurilingualism: elements for a language policy in Latin America]. Trabalhos Em Linguística Aplicada (in Spanish). 52 (2): 321–384. doi:10.1590/S0103-18132013000200008.
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  • Official website at Clarivate Analytics.
  • Search in journal list at Clarivate Analytics (in the left panel check “Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)” under “Web of Science Coverage”)