Academic

New Web of Science categories reflect ever-evolving research

The world of research never stands still. As new areas of inquiry arise and branch off in novel directions, established fields undergo transformation that might entail robust growth or stagnation. These ever-evolving shifts present researchers with a challenge to easily find the research relevant to their needs and determine how it connects to other discoveries. […]

Hijacked journals: what they are and how to avoid them

Hijacked journals are duplicate or fake websites of legitimate ones utilizing the title, ISSN and other information of the reputable journal. They are often created by a malicious third party for the purpose of fraudulently offering academicians the opportunity to rapidly publish their research online for a fee [1,2]. In this blog Dr. Varun G […]

Refresh of the Journal Citation Reports data

Although Journal Citation Reports is known for its annual release, we also provide a data refresh approximately three months later, to allow us to apply corrections to individual journals. This includes adding information and metrics for journals whose data was not complete in time for June. This year’s refresh brings the total number of journals […]

How can we diversify the peer review community?

Publons’ Global State of Peer Review 2018 is here! Far-reaching and pulling no punches, this largescale report assesses the lay of the research landscape to improve the future of peer review.     Diversity is one of the key themes for Peer Review Week and a major focus for our inaugural report. In the third […]

Is collaboration key to improving peer review?

Publons’ Global State of Peer Review 2018 is here! Far-reaching and pulling no punches, this largescale report assesses the lay of the research landscape to improve the future of peer review.     The inaugural report issues a call for collaborative industry action to improve the transparency, diversity, and efficiency of scholarly peer review (you […]

6 tips to secure a peer review invitation

It’s not easy breaking into the world of peer review. It often requires publishing articles and then waiting for editors to contact you. That’s a slow process for early-career researchers, who want to put their foot on the accelerator and benefit from everything peer review has to offer. Luckily, it’s not the only approach, as […]

The what, why, and how of preprints and peer review

Preprints: what they are how they can help improve your research skills. Preprint servers have been around for almost three decades [1], so if you’re a researcher, chances are you’ve heard of these by now. Preprint servers were created to speed up scholarly publishing and allow authors to receive peer feedback on their preprint manuscripts […]

What’s new in JCR?

On June 26th, Journal Citation Reports was released with both the new 2017 data and innovative levels of transparency and journal intelligence captured in an enhanced journal profile page. This blog article looks at the new profile page features. The new journal profile page tells a story about that journal. At the very top is […]

The 2018 JCR is here!

Clarivate Analytics is pleased to announce that the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (based on 2017 data) has been released today. The latest update to the JCR includes 11,655 total journals across 234 disciplines and 80 countries. On average, Journal Impact Factor scores increased by 10%.   The latest update to the JCR includes 11,655 total […]

Learning from history: Understanding the origin of the JCR

This article is part of a 2018 JCR blog series exploring journal metrics, history, transparency, and features​. See more in this series. For the past decade or so, the annual release of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) has led to a frenzy of discussion about the Journal Impact Factors (JIF), their meaning, value, increase or […]