Journal Citation Reports

Every journal has a story to tell

Every journal has a story to tell.

Each year, millions of scholarly works are published containing tens of millions of citations.  Each citation is a meaningful connection created by the research community in the process of describing their research.  The journals they use are the journals they value.  The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) aggregates citations to our selected core of journals, allowing this vast network of scholarship to tell its story.

The JCR provides journal intelligence that highlights the value and contribution of a journal through a rich array of transparent data, metrics and analysis.

Clarivate Analytics does not publish any journals, so we can provide journal intelligence that is objective and independent.  We can tell each journal’s story.

Responsible metrics require review and curation; the JCR this year includes an Editorial Expression of Concern. Read more.

Our network includes:

  • 11,500+ indexed journals
  •  230+ disciplines
  • 80 countries/regions
  • 2.2 million articles, reviews, and other source items

This essential analysis tool summarizes citations from the journals, books, and proceedings in the Web of Science Core Collection, which is a painstakingly selected, actively curated database of the sources that have been judged to be the most important and useful in their fields. Find out more about how Web of Science is different and why it matters.


Who is it for?

  • Librarians – to support selection or removal of journals from their collections, and to understand how their researchers are contributing to that journal.
  • Publishers and editors – to determine journals’ influence in the marketplace and to set their publishing strategy.
  • Researchers – to identify the best-fit journals in which to publish, as well as to show their articles’ contribution to a journal.
  • Research managers and information analysts – to track bibliometric and citation patterns to support strategy and funding decisions.

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