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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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Thomson Reuters unveils 2016 ranking of most influential scientific journals
- 14 Jun 2016

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the 2016 update of its Journal Citation Reports® (JCR), the world's most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of annual journal metrics, including the Journal Impact Factor (JIF).

The Journal Citation Reports provides an assessment of a journal's standing in scholarly literature through the objective evaluation of quantifiable, statistical information. The analysis comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science, the industry's leading citation indices in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

The 2016 release, with 2015 citation data for literature within the sciences and social sciences, features 11,365 journal listings in 234 disciplines; 81 countries are represented. A total of 239 journals received their first JIF; 57 percent of journals saw an increase in JIF from last year and 42 percent saw a decrease. Additionally, 18 journals were suppressed to ensure the integrity of the reports. Suppressed journals are re-evaluated after a year for reconsideration in the JCR.

The journal selection process is an ongoing exercise focused on identifying, evaluating, and selecting the most important and influential international and regional journals for coverage in the Web of Science. Once the requisite three consecutive years of known source item counts are available, the data for each listed journal are analyzed and published in the JCR.

Exclusively available as a module within Thomson Reuters InCites™, an integrated web-based platform for measuring research output and impact, monitoring trends and benchmarking articles, journals, institutions and people, the JCR comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science™. JCR and the InCites platform also enable users to perform a comprehensive, rich and deep analysis and exploration of journals and the specific articles within a publication.

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Thomson Reuters releases 40th annual Journal Citation Reports, breaks new ground in journal evaluation
- 22 Jun 2015

The Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters is changing the face of scholarly journal evaluation with the release of the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) that includes the integration of a new metric, the Journal Impact Factor Percentile; a Normalized Eigenfactor®; detailed analysis of underlying journal level data; an Open Access (OA) Filter; and a variety of user updates that allow for increased transparency and easier access to a greater amount of data. The JCR claims to be the world's most influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of the annual Journal Impact Factors (JIF).

Since 1975, the JCR has annually provided an assessment of a journal's standing in scholarly literature through the objective evaluation of statistical information. The 2015 release, with 2014 citation data for literature within the sciences and social sciences, features 11,149 journal listings in 237 disciplines; 82 countries are represented. A total of 272 journals received their first JIF; 53 percent of journals saw an increase in JIF from last year and 43 percent saw a decrease. Additionally, 39 journals were suppressed to ensure the integrity of the reports. Suppressed journals are re-evaluated after a year for reconsideration in the JCR.

Science Citation Index founder and father of bibliometrics, Dr. Eugene Garfield, worked with Alexander Pudovkin and a team of Thomson Reuters data scientists to develop a valuable new metric, Journal Impact Factor Percentile. A normalised journal impact factor provides percentile value allowing for a proper and meaningful comparison of journals across different categories.

Normalized Eigenfactor was developed by the Eigenfactor team at the University of Washington to offer greater clarity around the metric. For instance, if a journal's Normalized Eigenfactor is two, it is twice as influential as other journals within the area of study.

Supporting detailed analysis of underlying journal level data will allow users to download cited and citing data tables into an Excel file for greater transparency into the relationship between journals and the outcome of scholarship.

Another new feature, OA Filter, modeled after the Web of Science, will allow users to easily evaluate the performance of OA journals.

In addition to these noteworthy enhancements, the 2015 JCR offers an improved user experience with greater and simultaneous access to information in the sciences and social sciences; increased data transparency with easily accessible metrics to calculations for a specific journal; the integration of OA content into journal profiles; and, enhanced usability with customisable data grids, journal lists and comparison tools.

Now a module within Thomson Reuters InCites, an integrated web-based platform for measuring research output and impact, monitoring trends, and benchmarking articles, journals, institutions and people, the JCR comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science. It also enables users to perform a comprehensive, rich and deep analysis and exploration of journals and the specific articles within a publication.

Thomson Reuters recently released new resources providing more insight into JCR and its new advancements, including the Heart of Research, an infographic illustrating the year-long process of building the JCR; and Innovations in Journal Evaluation, a webinar, scheduled for June 23, at 9 a.m. eastern.

Interested parties may register for the Innovations in Journal Evaluation event to learn more about new advancements to the JCR and follow @ImpactFactor on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest JCR news.

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Thomson Reuters unveils 2013 edition of Journal Citation Reports
- 20 Jun 2013

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the release of the 2013 edition of its Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an influential resource for evaluating peer-reviewed publications and the source of the annual Journal Impact Factors.

The Journal Citation Reports provides an assessment of a journal's standing in scholarly literature through the objective evaluation of quantifiable, statistical information. The analysis comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science, the industry’s leading citation indices in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

The 2013 edition, with separate sections for Science and Social Sciences, features 10,853 journal listings in 232 disciplines; 83 countries are represented. A total of 379 journals received their first Journal Impact Factor. Additionally, 33 journals were suppressed due to questionable citation activity. Suppressions aim to ensure the integrity of the reports; suppressed journals are re-evaluated after two-years for re-consideration in the JCR.

The journal selection process is an ongoing exercise focused on identifying, evaluating and selecting the most important and influential international and regional journals for coverage in the Web of Science. Once citations are available for a minimum two-year period, the data are analysed and published in the JCR. The 2013 JCR edition contains data drawn from items published in 2012.

The Journal Citation Reports, within the Thomson Reuters Research Analytics suite, enables the scholarly community to evaluate research performance and impact of institutions, researchers, authors and papers globally.

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MRS Communications covered in Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index
- 05 Mar 2013

MRS Communications, a journal that seeks to publish high-impact materials research with timeliness and scientific quality, has been selected for Thomas Reuters' Journal Citation Reports Science Edition and Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences. The Citation Index recognises journals of key importance in their subject areas and provides a guide to the essential must-read titles in the field.

MRS Communications was launched in 2011 by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and Cambridge University Press (CUP). It is said to be the first journal of its kind to establish future directions for the broad materials science community via prospective articles. The journal, attracting open access and traditional submissions, seeks to bring together researchers and professionals from the full range of materials fields, including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and engineering, to identify and report on trends in research.

The journal's editorial policies are stated to promote rapid online publication of results and rigorous peer review. Major article types include research letters, prospective papers, correspondence and commentaries.

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Thomson Reuters releases 2011 Journal Citation Reports
- 28 Jun 2012

The Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters has announced the release of the 2011 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). The JCR claims to be the world's most influential resource for information on highly cited, peer-reviewed publications and the source of annual Journal Impact Factors.

The 2011 release, with separate editions for Science and Social Sciences, features the largest-ever JCR with 10,677 journal listings in 232 disciplines. 2,552 publishers from 82 countries are represented. A total of 528 journals receive their first Journal Impact Factor in this latest JCR release.

The JCR includes a combination of impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science's Science and Social Science indexes, enabling its users to have an accurate view of each journal's ranking in the world of scholarly literature.

Since its inception in 1975, the JCR has grown steadily. The first JCR was released as a tool for assessing the performance of the world's leading scientific journals. Its first edition included 2,630 journals. The Social Sciences were included in the JCR in 1977, adding 1,285 additional journals that year. Throughout its 37-year history, the JCR has made continual updates to ensure that both coverage and indicators accurately reflect the changing trends in global research.

The various metrics and detailed citation information included in JCR provide a multifaceted view of the importance researchers place on particular journals as evidence by citation. In 2006, Thomson Reuters launched a special initiative aimed at expanding coverage of Regional Content. The Web of Science now covers 2,000 Regional Journals, many of which have appeared in the JCR for the first time in recent years.

The JCR offers librarians, publishers, authors, researchers, universities, institutions and bibliometricians a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. Journal selection decisions for the JCR are made throughout the course of a year with the goal of identifying, evaluating and selecting the most important and influential international and regional journals for coverage in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science platform. Once citations are available for a minimum 2-year period of time, these data are then analyzed and published in the JCR.

Thomson Reuters launches Book Citation Index for Web of Knowledge
- 11 Oct 2011

Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the launch of the Book Citation Index, a new resource within the Web of Knowledge platform covering 25,000 books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

The Book Citation Index is designed to enhance the powerful discovery and analysis capabilities of Web of Knowledge by incorporating comprehensive book citation data. Researchers can search for and identify the most relevant and esteemed literature along with the 12,000 peer-reviewed journals and 150,000 conference proceedings already indexed in Web of Knowledge, enabling users to navigate the links in citations across books, journals and proceedings. Books are indexed at the chapter level, resulting in improved searches and deeper insights into the citing behaviour between books and the wider world of scholarly research.

The new layer of citation data created by the addition of the Book Citation Index to Web of Knowledge has implications for the entire platform and its users. Those who work primarily in the arts and humanities will benefit from increased visibility for their works, which may not have been indexed among other scholarly publications, while all researchers will have greater opportunity for collaboration as a result of increased citations. Initially, 13.5 million additional cited references will appear in Web of Knowledge as a result of the Book Citation Index launch.

Content for the Book Citation Index is comprised of scholarly books, both electronic and print, that present fully referenced articles of original research or reviews of the literature, and has been carefully selected based on well-defined criteria to offer the most significant literature available. The index consists of 25,000 books, dating back to 2005. Coverage is expected to rise to 30,000 books by the end of 2011, with 10,000 new books added each year.

In addition, universities and research institutions can connect their library's book catalogue and collection of e-books with the Book Citation Index, increasing the visibility of valuable collections and subscriptions to users, and giving libraries greater value from their invested budget.

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AIP announces significant increase in impact factors of several key titles
- 04 Jul 2011

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has announced significant increases in the impact factors of many of its key titles, as reported in the 2010 Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Stand-out performances include a 34.6 percent jump by Biomicrofluidics, a more than 15 percent increase by Chaos, and impressive gains for Applied Physics Letters, Physics of Fluids, Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, and Journal of Laser Applications.

AIP journals maintained their place among the most highly cited journals in their categories. Led by Applied Physics Letters (APL) and Journal of Applied Physics (JAP), AIP ranked first overall in applied physics citations. Its total of four titles garnered more than a third of all cited references among the 116 journals in the category, while representing just 4 percent of the titles indexed.

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Thomson Reuters releases 2010 Journal Citation Reports
- 29 Jun 2011

Business information provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the release of the 2010 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). JCR claims to be the world's most influential source of information about highly-cited, peer reviewed publications and the source of the new Journal Impact Factors.

The 2010 release features the largest ever JCR with 10,196 journal listings in 238 disciplines of Science and Social Sciences. About 2,494 publishers from 84 countries are represented, some for the first time. A total of 1,075 journals receive their first Journal Impact Factor in the latest JCR release.

Through the Thomson Reuters Regional Content Expansion project, an ambitious multi-year initiative that began in 2006, Thomson Reuters has successfully added 1,355 journals with a regional focus in 84 countries - 522 of which receive a Journal Impact Factor for the first time.

Journal Selection takes place throughout the course of a year and its goal is to identify, evaluate and select the most important and influential International and Regional journals for coverage in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge platform. The following year, these data are then analysed and published in the JCR release, providing a view of how these journals are integrated, through citation, with the scholarly, multidisciplinary literature.

The recognised authority for evaluating journals, JCR presents quantitative data that support a systematic, objective review of the world's leading journals. Using a combination of impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Knowledge, JCR enables users to understand a journal's true place in the world of scholarly literature.

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Improvements to next round of Excellence in Research for Australia initiative announced
- 31 May 2011

Innovation Minister, Senator Carr has announced improvements to the next round of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative in a statement to Estimates Hearing of the Senate Economics Committee.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) will use a refined journal quality indicator for ERA 2012. Evaluation committees will assess the appropriateness of the journals used as publication outlets for research, taking into account any regional or applied focus of the disciplinary unit concerned. For this purpose, evaluation committees will be presented with a profile of the journals (or other relevant publications) used most frequently by the unit under evaluation.

As a consequence of this change, journals will no longer be assigned a prescriptive rank. However, the ARC will continue to maintain a list of eligible journals and their relevant classification codes to support benchmark metrics.

ERA 2012 will also better capture multidisciplinary research. Articles with significant content from a discipline will be able to be assigned to that discipline regardless of where the article is published. For instance, an article on ethics in a medical journal could be assigned to ethics, even if the journal was coded to a medical discipline.

The ARC will also strengthen peer review and extend the capture of applied research activity for the ERA 2012 evaluation.

The ARC received strong feedback that changes to ERA methodology should be minimised to ensure consistency. These changes ensure that ERA evaluations will continue to be informed by a broad range of indicators covering research quality, research volume and activity, research application and research recognition.

The ARC will release the draft submission guidelines for ERA 2012 to provide opportunity to comment on the proposed changes.

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ACM journals experience increased coverage by Thomas Reuters ISI Web of Science
- 23 Aug 2010

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced that the January 2009 mid-year release of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) showed a significant increase in the coverage of ACM periodicals and publication of impact factors for 2009. In total, 29 ACM periodicals are now listed in JCR, an increase of 10 journals compared to 2008.

This is a noteworthy increase and is relevant as this report provides researchers, librarians, bibliometricians and scholars a better understanding to a journal's performance and influence around the world, the Association noted. The JCR is a determining factor for most researchers and scholars to have their research findings published and being listed in the JCR increases the likelihood of these scholars to publish their findings in these ACM's journals.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is published by the Healthcare & Science division of Thomas Reuters. It offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

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Thomson Reuters releases 2009 Journal Citation Reports
- 18 Jun 2010

Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the release of the 2009 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). JCR claims to be the most widely used tool for assessing the world's leading journals. The metrics it offers, including Journal Impact Factor, empower users to objectively evaluate a journal's performance and its influence on research globally.

Featuring over 9,100 of the world's most highly cited peer-reviewed publications, the 2009 JCR includes 861 journals added through the Thomson Reuters Regional Content Expansion. This multi-year initiative aims to enrich the collection of regionally important and influential international journals represented in JCR and other Thomson Reuters services.

Included in 2009's release are features that help users visualise and evaluate the journal data in context, including Five-Year Impact Factor, which helps users evaluate journals in the context of their specific field; Eigenfactor Metrics that assess a journal's prestige and citation influence by considering scholarly literature as a network of journal-to-journal relationships; Rank-in-Category Tables, a unique visualisation tool illustrating at a glance a journal's performance in the context of multiple categories; and Journal 'Self-Citations,' an analysis of a journal's self citations and their effect on the Journal Impact Factor calculation.

Used by librarians, publishers, authors, researchers and bibliometricians alike, JCR offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. The 2009 release analyses the performance of the world's most highly cited, peer-reviewed journals from 2,200 publishers in 78 countries.

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JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions accepted for coverage by Thomson Reuters abstracting and indexing services
- 26 Apr 2010

STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, and the American College of Cardiology have announced that the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions has been accepted for coverage by Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Scientific/ISI) abstracting and indexing services, including the Journal Citation Reports. The Journal will receive its first impact factor in 2011.

Abstracting and indexing will begin with Volume 1:1 (2008) in Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch), Social Sciences Citation Index, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition.

JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions publishes the pivotal trials that influence clinical practice and inform guidelines. Topics of critical interest to practitioners of interventional cardiovascular medicine are examined in clear and focused reviews by the world’s experts, and controversial issues are debated in pro/con features aimed at providing improved insights.

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Thomson Reuters releases 2008 Journal Citation Reports
- 24 Jun 2009

The Healthcare & Science business of Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the release of the 2008 Journal Citation Reports, available to subscribers of the JCR. These metrics have come to define journal performance across disciplines and institutions worldwide. The 2008 JCR contains more than 400 new titles, including more than 350 titles that will have their first published Journal Impact Factor.

The release of the 2008 Journal Citation Reports includes the first-ever update to the newly introduced Five Year Impact Factor and Eigenfactor Metrics in JCR Web. Eigenfactor Metrics use citing journal data from the entire JCR file to reflect the prestige and citation influence of journals by considering scholarly literature as a network of journal-to-journal relationships.

JCR presents quantitative data that provide an objective way to evaluate the world's leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community. In addition to the benefits these metrics offer to authors and institutions, JCR and Impact Factors may be used by publishers to benchmark journal performance against competitors to create a better focused market strategy.

JCR covers more than 8,000 of the world's most highly cited, peer-reviewed journals from 66 nations. The production of the 2008 JCR included the analysis of more than 44 million cited references from journals, and proceedings.

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Scientific business of Thomson Reuters announces enhancements to Journal Citation Reports
- 23 Jan 2009

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has announced that it has enhanced the Journal Citation Reports, available to subscribers of the JCR Web. The recognised authority for evaluating journals, JCR presents quantitative data that supports a systematic, objective review of the world's leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community.

In addition to Impact Factor, the JCR now includes the Eigenfactor Metrics, which use citing journal data from the entire JCR file to reflect the prestige and citation influence of journals by considering scholarly literature as a network of journal-to-journal relationships.

The JCR summarises citations from more than 10,000 journals and proceedings in the sciences and social sciences indexed in the Web of Science database. Nearly 8,000 journals appear in the 2007 JCR, with detailed reports of their citation performance, their citation network, and the count and type of materials published.

In addition to the collaboration with the University of Washington to include Eigenfactor Metrics, the Journal Citation Reports now include features such as five-year impact factor providing a broader range of citation activity for a more informative snapshot over time; Journal 'Self Citations'; graphic displays of Impact Factor 'Box Plots'; and Rank-in-Category tables for journals covering multiple disciplines. The JCR includes virtually all subject specialties in science, technology, and the social sciences as well as more than 1,400 publishers from 66 nations.

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