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SAGE releases five-year Journal Impact Factors to broaden the impact conversation -

Academic publisher SAGE Publishing has released the five-year Journal Impact Factors (JIF) for all its social and behavioural science (SBS) journals.

This is the second year that SAGE has published JIF data from a five-year period in a move to widen the conversation about alternative measurements of research articles that better demonstrate their impact. SAGE believes that while citation data cannot reflect this impact in its entirety, it provides a longer-term and more balanced picture than the standard two-year measure. This conversation is particularly pertinent in SBS, where citations are often slower to accrue and the true measure of impact resonates far beyond the academy.

As part of the effort to re-frame research impact, SAGE launched its 10-Year Impact Awards earlier this year, which saw three social science papers recognised for their long-term academic impact. This follows SAGE's 2019 Impact Report, which lays the groundwork for improving SBS impact metrics. Additionally, in an effort to expand the reach and impact of this work, SAGE is providing free access to research articles and other resources on the pandemic and structural racism.

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