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Translates isi web of knowledge files into python objects.

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Python WoS tools

Python package image DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1344261

Translates ISI Web of Knowledge files into python objects.


Install the library by:

$ pip install wostools

Say you want to grab the title of all the articles in an ISI file, you can grab this example file.

>>> from wostools import Cached
>>> collection = Cached.from_filenames('docs/examples/bit-pattern-savedrecs.txt')
>>> for article in collection:
...     print(article.title)
In situ grazing incidence small-angle X-ray scattering study of solvent vapor annealing in lamellae-forming block copolymer thin films: Trade-off of defects in deswelling
Structural control of ultra-fine CoPt nanodot arrays via electrodeposition process
Porphyrin-based Pt/Pd-containing metallopolymers: Synthesis, characterization, optical property and potential application in bioimaging
Syntheses and Controllable Self-Assembly of Luminescence Platinum(II) Plane-Coil Diblock Copolymers
# ...

Never fear wostools cli is here. To help you do some common tasks right from your terminal.

$ wostools --help
$ # To extract all the properties in a json file
$ wostools to-json docs/examples/bit-pattern-savedrecs.txt --output=document.json


  • Free software: MIT license
  • Parses an ISI Web of Knowledge file and produces a native python object.
  • Parses RIS scopus files and produces a native python object.
  • Merges ISI and RIS files into enriched collections.
  • It has a cli to extract documents and citation pairs for you :smile:


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.

Development of this package is supported by Core of Science.


3.0.2 (2020-10-15)

  • Fix packaging accident to allow package to install correclty.

3.0.1 (2020-10-15)

  • Clear logging error channel.

3.0.0 (2020-10-15)

  • (!) Adds scopus RIS format support.
  • Drops support for LazyCollection.
  • Adds docummented support for Python 3.8 and 3.9
  • Drops docummented support for Python 3.6.
  • Improves article matching in collections.

2.0.7 (2020-08-23)

  • Remove from the collection those documents whose label is unknow or conflictive.

2.0.6 (2020-08-21)

  • Accomodate for unknown fields in ISI WOS files.

2.0.5 (2020-08-15)

  • Fix and prevent distribution accidents.

2.0.4 (2020-08-15)

  • Add issue to the articles plain dict output.
  • Fix some bugs with issues.

2.0.3 (2020-08-15)

  • Add issue to the articles top level.

2.0.2 (2020-08-09)

  • Fix bug with first author merging articles.
  • Remove instances where we inherit from object.

2.0.1 (2020-08-09)

  • Fix error with wos files that have an invisible character before the field key.

2.0.0 (2020-08-08)

  • Make the article class more concrete
  • Make collections iterable
  • Add cached and lazy collections for different use cases

0.2.0 (2018-08-12)

  • Add support for all WOS fields.
  • Add graph building support.
  • Add a little cli for common tasks.

0.1.1 (2018-05-10)

  • First release on PyPI.

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