Clarivate Launches the Arabic Citation Index in Egypt

Clarivate Plc launched the Arabic Citation Index (ARCI), the world's first local language citation index.

Funded by the Egyptian government, the Arabic Citation Index (ARCI) will introduce an Arabic interface for the Web of Science, providing access to bibliographic information and citations to scholarly articles from expertly curated Arabic journals and other Web of Science content.

ARCI is built by and hosted on the Web of Science.

ARCI will make Arabic scholarly content more accessible, connecting it to more than 1.7 billion cited research references (dating back to 1864) and the highest quality, peer-reviewed scholarly content from across the globe.

According to Clairvate, the benefits of ARCI are substantial. The indexing of Arabic publications will provide local scientific communities with the ability to contribute to national, regional and international research efforts, thus facilitating collaboration and extending the Arabic academic footprint.

ARCI will also help to provide visibility for the public funding process and enhance visibility on the global academic map, bridging the gap between local scientific output and global impact.