Web of Science Core Collection Schema

The Web of Science schema comprises several schema documents.

scientific.thomsonreuters.com.schema.version.public.xsd

This schema depicts a hierarchy of elements. This is the best starting point for analyzing Web of Science schema. The three chief categories of XML elements are:

  • UID - Record identifiers
  • static_data - Static bibliographic elements derived from source publications or from database-specific, value-added indexing
  • dynamic_data - Bibliographic elements and metadata generated by database processing and integration

EWUID.xsd

Elements in this schema define the identifiers that uniquely identify a database record and that supply additional processing capabilities.

summary.xsd

Elements in this schema define the core bibliographic fields that make up a summary record in Web of Science Core Collection.

common_types.xsd

Elements in this schema extend the core list of elements in summary.xsd. Not every element defined in this schema is found in all databases. Conversely, some elements in this schema may occur in only one or two databases.

fullrecord_metadata.xsd

Elements in this schema describe bibliographic fields and record metatdata not displayed in summary records.

item_wos.xsd

Elements in this schema describe bibliographic fields and record metadata unique to Web of Science Core Collection.