Our Founder received an email from one of his book publishers about selection of this award winning book in the planned Thomson Reuters’ Book Citation Index. This is a huge deal as only the most important books are chosen. This is part of the email, from the book publisher, which he made available to us. Congrats Prof.
Dear Dr. Ekekwe,
I hope this e-mail finds you well. I am contacting you today with the good news that your book, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy, was recently selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ new Book Citation Index, Humanities and Social Sciences Edition and Science Edition. Your publication was among the first titles to be reviewed and selected. Currently Thomson is working on building the Book Citation Index and has not yet made it available, however, Thomson has shared that they anticipate releasing the index late this year. When the Book Citation Index is released your book will be among those indexed. Congratulations to you and to the authors who worked on your book for this exciting accomplishment!
You can read part of the statement from Thomson Reuters when this project was unveiled
’With Book Citation Index, we are rounding out our citation coverage of core research literature […] We know that [books] are extremely important in the social sciences and the humanities. But they are also important in the sciences. Social scientists use them heavily and cite them heavily. We want to make sure that we best serve that community by complementing the other two forms of publications—serials and proceedings—in the book arena as well. That’s our primary goal.’