This citation database covers some 2,474 of the world's leading journals of social sciences across more than 50 disciplines. It is made available online through the service for a fee. This database product provides information to identify the articles cited most frequently and by what publisher and author.
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 they argue that the Social Sciences Citation Index does a poor job reflecting the relevance and accuracy of articles.Daniel Klein and Eric Chiang. Econ Journal Watch, Volume 1, Number 1, April 2004, pp 134-165.