1. What is ICI?
ICI is the abbreviation of "Indian Citation Index "(ICI). It is a multidisciplinary
abstract and citation database of journals publish from India.
2. Who can use it?
ICI is useful for researchers, administrators, policy makers, editors, librarians
and analysts for their respective nature of work.
3. Can I as a user get free access to indiancitationindex.com?
Yes, Once you get registered with the site you will be given a 30 days trial
to see and adjudge its usability.
4. How to access Indian Citation Index (ICI)?
The access to ICI without registration is now restricted, you need to register yourself before you are given an access to ICI. The registration is free.
5. How do I register in ICI?
The registration in ICI is a simple process. Please click on the Register New User, this will open the Registration page. You need to fill in the mandatory fields Email address, City and Country. The rest of the fields are optional.
6. What happens after I submit the registration form/page?
Once the registration is complete (as explained in the above step) and the form is submitted, you will receive an email (the email address provided in the above), with your login id and password details.
7. How do I login to access ICI?
Once you have received the email from ICI with login id and password information, please enter the email address as login id and password as mentioned in your email, then click Login button.
8. I get error message "Invalid Email address/Login/Password! Please try again."
how to resolve this?
This error message shows if the email id or password which you have entered is incorrect or they do not match with the information you had provided during your registration. Please check from your email which you had received from Indian Citation Index use the correct login id and password for login.
How to resolve this?
This error message shows if the email id or password which you have entered is
incorrect or they do not match with the information you had provided during your
registration. Please check from your email which you had received from Indian
Citation Index use the correct login id and password for login.
10. How long is the free access given for ICI?
Currently ICI is providing free access to users on a trail basis and it is given for a month from the date of registration, this can be extended.
Please note the discretion of extension or free access for ICI database lies with Indian Citation Index can be change without any prior notice.
11. Can I as a publisher get free access to indiancitationindex.com?
Yes, you can request a free 30 days trial to see how your content shows up in ICI.
Just go to http://firstname.lastname@example.org
12. What are the criteria for adding new journals to ICI?
ICI works with its basic intent to cover all scholarly journals from India
irrespective of their discipline (s) subject to content selection criteria
13. What are the content selection criteria?
Initially for two years considering general time lag factor in Indian publications,
ICI has decided to provide an opportunity to such publishers to bring their publications
as per defined schedule. ICI is indexing following types of material appearing in
local national journals:
13.1 Following types of material is NOT including
News and views
From the desk
Publisher/Editor may suggest/request for inclusion their publication in ICI by filling
in the attached online form and sending a hard copy or soft copy of their publication(s)
Publisher/Editor may suggest/request for inclusion their publication in ICI by
filling in the attached online form and sending a hard copy or soft copy of
their publication(s) to ICI.
14. How can I see, whether my journal is already in ICI?
Once you have access to indiancitationindex.com, you can perform a search by
giving the name of your publication from Search home page, result will show all
the articles published in your publication. subscribers the base. Also, when availability and visibility get enhanced, the number
of citations receiving to a journal will get automatically enhanced and in turn
Research Influence Indicator (RII) of a journal will increase to a higher level.
15. What are the benefits for a journal to be indexed by ICI?
ICI is accessible world wide therefore inclusion of a journal in it enhances
exposure, visibility, readability and reach of a journal at global level and
that may enhance subscribers the base. Also, when availability and visibility
get enhanced, the number of citations receiving to a journal will get
automatically enhanced and in turn Research Influence Indicator (RII) of a journal will increase
to a higher level.
16. Who should be contacted in case some
corrections require in certain components of our journal�s articles?
If ICI displays some elements of your journal(s) incorrectly (e.g. wrongly spelt author name, incorrect document types, and wrong subject areas etc.), please contact
17.What are other general benefits of subscribing ICI?
Access to ICI definitely enhances visibility,
readability, and reach of knowledge contents publishes in local national
journals of India at global level. However, ICI otherwise is also useful for
different set of users as indicated below:
Can analyze citations for a particular journal issue, volume
Can use this information to compete for project grant, award,
position, exhibit superiority and professional development etc.
Can find out quickly the main journals, disciplines and authors
that publish in his/her area of interest and can keep tab on all developments reported
Can uncover important and relevant articles that may otherwise
Can find out the work and citations of other authors of area
of interest and compare that relatively.
Can track Cited and Citing research trend and genesis of the
Can watch overall trend and development happening around the
globe in their area of interest.
Can find hot areas of research and researchers in a subject
of interest and across the subjects.
Can explore potential of collaboration at national and international
level for further advancement/development and find solution of the problem.
Can develop a peer's network for academic and intellectual
discourses to evolve professional ethics, standards, and best practices/guidelines.
Can find and evaluate referees and authors for review papers
and thematic issues.
Can identify and contact potential editorial board members.
Can monitor journal trends, for example by comparing the current
aims and scope of a journal with citation patterns to see if a shift has occurred
or likely to occur.
Can review the performance and coverage of new journals quickly
at your desktop without waiting for them to be indexed in other databases. As a
routine new journals are covered and citation links created to and from on a regular
basis which can be browsed/analyzed for understanding the potential of journal.
Can offer an easy-to-use, reliable bibliographic and citation
database to users.
Can link users quickly and accurately to the full-text articles
library have invested in.
Can increase the visibility of and access to other library
Can provide users to search peer-reviewed and highly used
contents publish in local national journals.
Can offer access to heterogeneous contents not available through
Can analyze highly-cited articles and journals to inform and
guide collection management decisions.
Can perform searches with no scope of missing and analyze
the out put for different requirement of their users.
Can offers an easy -to-analyze, citation pattern, most cited
journals, most cited authors, most cited institutions, most cited states, most cited
cities, most cited subject category (ies), hot topics etc.
Can find, evaluate and arrive at conclusive point to decide
relative relevance and superiority for initiating new R&D projects.
Can identify the relevant and potential manpower for recruitment.
Can review the performances of intra and inter working groups
for career advancement.
Can offer performances linked incentives to workers/researchers.
Can use/perform objective evaluation of the workers for institutional
Can compile complete and comprehensive analytic reports on
the health of Indian R&D.
Can compile national R&D indicators like, Indian Journals
Citation Reports, etc.
Can use to enhance the image & visibility of Indian publications
Can help in decision making to decide the superiority of competitor
(s), for awards, fellowships, recruitments etc.
Can provide an analytical and objective evaluation of project
proposals for grant of funds.
Can find out strength of the person/institution for granting
funds to the proposed project (s).
Can monitor project out put and out come in terms of scholarly
Award bestowing institution/body
Can perform to decide relative superiority of the competitors
for award (s).
Can generate analytical reports/results for award bestowing
Can use it as a tool for ensuring objectivity and transparency
to give away awards.
Can use as a tool to analyze and generate reports on locally
published knowledge contents
Can portray country's R&D trend and strength
Can undertake various analytical studies on locally published
literature particularly applied and social sciences, arts and humanities etc which
lacks representation in international literature
Can used it as a tool to supplement the evaluation of institutions/individuals/country
based on international citation databases
Can offer objective evaluation, realistic R&D potential and
strength of an individual/country/region/institution etc
Can help to bridge the gap of literature for bibliometric/scientometric