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Cochrane announces 2016 Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
- 15 Jun 2017

Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health, has announced that the Impact Factor of Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is now 6.124. According to 2016 Journal Citation Report (JCR), released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson ISI), this is a slight increase on the 2015 impact factor, which was 6.103.

The CDSR impact factor is calculated by taking the total number of citations in a given year to all Cochrane Reviews published in the past 2 years, and dividing that number by the total number of Reviews published in the past 2 years. It is a useful metric for measuring the strength of a journal by how often its publications are cited in scholarly articles.

Some highlights of the CDSR 2016 Impact Factor include: the CDSR is ranked 14 of the 154 journals in the Medicine, General&Internal category; the CDSR received 57,740 cites in the 2016 Impact Factor period, compared with 47,899 for the 2015 Impact Factor calculation; the total number of times the CDSR was cited increased from 47,899 in 2015 to 57,740 in 2015 meaning the CDSR received the 5th highest number of citations in its category; and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 7.018.

The main Impact Factor report and the CRG reports will be delivered after the JCR is updated in September. This is because, as has happened in previous years, Clarivate was unable to accurately index Cochrane Reviews for this Impact Factor window; Wiley and Cochrane are following-up with Clarivate regarding the calculation of the 2016 impact factor.

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Emerald Publishing delivers its Impact Factor results
- 15 Jun 2017

Academic publisher Emerald Publishing has received its Impact Factor results in the data release of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Clarivate Analytics, with overall citations up by 41 percent.

Emerald has seen more journals accepted into the SSCI (Social Science Citation Index) this year, with seven journals having been accepted since January 2017 including the Journal of Health Organization and Management, which has received its first Impact Factor of 1.07.

The inclusion of Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics; International Journal of Bank Marketing; Journal of Product&Brand Management; Journal of Social Marketing; Marketing Intelligence&Planning; and Sustainability Accounting Management&Policy Journal represents a substantial increase in coverage for Emerald's journals collection, with over 40 percent of Emeralds Marketing journals now indexed in the SSCI.

Emerald's impressive Impact Factor performance follows hot on the heels of the news that Emerald remains - according to CiteScore - the publisher with the leading share of titles in the Business, Management&Accounting field, with over 16 percent of the sector. CiteScore claims to be one of a number of measures that help provide a holistic overview of a Scopus-indexed journal or serial title's performance in the index.

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Clarivate Analytics unveils 2017 Journal Citation Reports
- 15 Jun 2017

Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property&Science business of Thomson Reuters, has released the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an annual update of the most influential and comprehensive resource for information on highly cited, peer-reviewed publications and the source of Journal Impact Factor (JIF) scores.

Since 1973, the JCR has provided an assessment of a journal's standing in scholarly literature through the objective evaluation of statistical information, which only a publisher-independent company such as Clarivate Analytics, can provide. The analysis comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science, the citation index in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.

The JCR offers a variety of metrics to analyse journal activity - from open access to ranking top journals by disciplines, further enabling publishers, editors and researchers to better understand and measure the impact of their activities on addressing issues such as global health and climate change through their research.

Despite the thousands of papers published on climate change, controversy still lingers. To help add clarity to what the research data is revealing, the JCR identifies the top five research fields in climate change as Environmental Sciences, Meteorology&Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences-Multidisciplinary, Ecology and Geography-Physical.

The 2017 JCR release, which represents 2016 citation data for literature within the sciences and social sciences, features 11,459 journal listings in 236 disciplines with 81 countries represented. A total of 132 journals received their first JIF in this report; 66 percent of journals saw a year-over-year increase in their JIF and 33 percent saw a decrease. These high-impact journals are at the heart of the Web of Science, the most comprehensive network of citations of over 33,000 journals.

The Journal Impact Factor is the ratio of 2016 citations to articles published in that journal in the two previous years. To ensure the JIF remains transparent to the research community, Web of Science will provide direct links to the source documents comprising the JIF denominator in later 2017. In addition, with 2018 JCR release, direct links will also extend to the JIF numerator.

As Clarivate Analytics continues to accelerate its investment in innovation, reinforced by the acquisition of Publons, the release of the JCR also includes new enhancements such as Percent Citable Items and new filters making analysis of the JCR easier. Percent Citable Items shows the percentage of a journal's content that is considered 'citable' for the JIF calculation.

JCR is available on InCites, an integrated web-based platform powered by data from the Web of Science. It is used for measuring research output and impact, monitoring trends and benchmarking articles, journals, institutions and researchers.

In addition, JCR Journal Impact Factor Quartile metrics will be added to InCites Benchmarking&Analytics. Institutions evaluating the impact of their research can use journal quartiles to better understand the portion of their faculty's output that is published in top journals, as well as track changes over time.

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CiteScore releases 2016 annual values and updates
- 05 Jun 2017

Elsevier, a global information analytics company specialising in science and health, has released CiteScore 2016 annual values and a number of improvements to its set of simple, reproducible serial metrics that cover all journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications in Scopus.

CiteScore metrics now include 2016 annual values. There are eight indicators that are part of CiteScore metrics, including CiteScore Tracker, which enables users to monitor progress on a monthly basis, eliminating the need to wait until mid-year to see how a title performed in the previous year.

A number of improvements have been made to CiteScore metrics based on user feedback. Most significantly, complete transparency has been added to the metrics so that users can validate any CiteScore value by clicking into the numerator (citations) and denominator (documents) to view the underlying documents used for the calculation. Scopus subscribers and non-subscribers are able to access CiteScore metrics and their underlying data. Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, conference proceedings and trade publications.

CiteScore metrics were launched in December 2016 in response to academia's call for metrics that provide a broader, more transparent view of an academic journal's citation impact. CiteScore metrics are part of a basket of metrics available on Scopus (including journal, author, institutional, and article-level metrics), supporting a holistic view of research performance.

CiteScore metrics have been developed as a tool to help researchers in deciding where to publish, what to read and with whom to collaborate; for librarians and information specialists in managing their collections and enriching researcher services around metrics; for institutional leaders in showcasing the research being published and evaluating research strategy; and for publishers in measuring the performance of their titles and portfolios.

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Emerald titles increase strong CiteScore position
- 02 Jun 2017

The first full release of the CiteScore metric for 2016 from Scopus has seen Emerald increase the quality measures for over 57% of its journals, on a like-for-like basis compared to 2015's figures.Following on from CiteScore's launch in December 2016, Emerald remains the publisher with the most journals in the Business, Management&Accounting field, with over 16% of the whole sector.

Launched by Elsevier, CiteScore is one of a number of measures that help provide a holistic overview of a Scopus-indexed journal or serial title's performance in Scopus. CiteScore metrics comprise a variety of indicators, making them part of a basket of metrics that provides a more balanced view of journal or serial quality than one indicator alone would.

CiteScore is a simple way of measuring the citation impact of journals and book serials. It calculates the number of citations received in a calendar year by all items published in that journal in the preceding three years. CiteScore is drawn from over 20,000 journals in its database, which is nearly twice as many as those that are given an Impact Factor.

In addition to the CiteScore, Scopus also provides more granular data on journals in a basket of metrics designed to give researchers more detailed information - the basket of data includes the annual CiteScore metric, a monthly CiteScore Tracker, CiteScore Quartiles and CiteScore Percentiles.

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