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The Social Sciences Citation Index became of the first databases to be mounted on the Dialog system [4] in 1972. With the advent of the CD-ROM edition, linking became even easier and enabled the use of bibliographic coupling (M. M. Kessler) for finding related records
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'''Social Sciences Citation Index''' ('''SSCI''' ) is an interdisciplinary [[citation index]] product of [[Thomson Scientific]]. It was developed by the [[Institute for Scientific Information]] (ISI) from the [[Science Citation Index]].
   
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This citation database covers more than 1,700 of the world's leading [[journals]] of [[social sciences]], and more than 50 [[disciplines]].<ref>{{cite web
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| url = http://scientific.thomson.com/products/ssci/
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| accessdate = 2008-06-11 }}</ref> It is made available online through the [[Web of Science]] service for a fee. This database product provides information to identify the articles cited most frequently and by what publisher and author.
   
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== Criticisms ==
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'''Bias'''
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In 2004 Economists Daniel Klein and Eric Chiang conducted a survey of the Social Sciences Citation index and identified a bias against free market oriented research. In addition to an ideological bias Klein and Chiang also identified several methodological deficiencies that encouraged the over-counting of citations and argue that the Social Science Citations Index does a poor job reflecting the relevance and accuracy of articles.<ref>http://www.econjournalwatch.org/pdf/Klein-Chiang%20Investigating%20April%202004.pdf</ref>
   
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==See also==
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* [[Arts and Humanities Citation Index]]
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* [[Science Citation Index]]
   
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==References==
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==External links==
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* [http://scientific.thomson.com/products/ssci/ Introduction to SSCI]
   
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Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI ) is an interdisciplinary citation index product of Thomson Scientific. It was developed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) from the Science Citation Index.

This citation database covers more than 1,700 of the world's leading journals of social sciences, and more than 50 disciplines.[1] It is made available online through the Web of Science service for a fee. This database product provides information to identify the articles cited most frequently and by what publisher and author.

Criticisms Edit

Bias In 2004 Economists Daniel Klein and Eric Chiang conducted a survey of the Social Sciences Citation index and identified a bias against free market oriented research. In addition to an ideological bias Klein and Chiang also identified several methodological deficiencies that encouraged the over-counting of citations and argue that the Social Science Citations Index does a poor job reflecting the relevance and accuracy of articles.[2]

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