JCR: Beyond the Journal Impact Factor

Every year when the JCR is published, it seems all everyone talks about is the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). But JCR is more than just the JIF – it contains an entire suite of metrics designed to give users the fullest picture possible of a journal’s place both in its field and in the entire corpus of journals in the database.

The following table contains all the indicators to be found within the JCR and their value:

beyond the JIF

The next time you are evaluating a journal, be sure to look at the full suite of metrics available.

For more information, listen to our podcast Beyond the Impact Factor.


Did you miss any of the posts in our JCR series? Catch up now:
The 2016 Journal Citation Reports Release Is Coming!
Spotlight on: Eigenfactor Metrics
Behind the Scenes of the JCR Selection & Production Processes
Spotlight on: Downloadable Reports in JCR
Spotlight on: Visualizations in Journal Citation Reports
Journal Suppressions in the 2015 JCR Data - Why So Few?
Recap of the 2016 Journal Citation Reports Release