For almost half a century publishers, institutions, funders and researchers have trusted the impartial data provided by Journal Citation ReportsTM (JCRTM) to identify the world’s leading journals.
Our journal profiles offer a wide array of leading indicators, descriptive data and compelling visualizations to help you make evidence-informed decisions about where to publish.
Consult rich, multidimensional JCR profiles to:
Rely on trustworthy sources as your research foundation
When you’re deciding where to submit your manuscript, you need to quickly explore many characteristics of a journal. JCR provides unbiased, publisher-neutral information which does not promote or endorse any specific publishers. JCR helps you understand key trends across 21,000+ journals through a rich array of indicators, descriptive data and visualizations. Use this powerful journal intelligence to support your selection of the most appropriate journals for your research and publishing needs.
Clarivate is committed to supporting the integrity of the scholarly record and taking proactive steps to counter the increasing threats to it. Examples of these threats can include:
Duplicate or fake websites impersonating legitimate journal websites utilizing the title, ISSN and other information of the reputable journal, sometimes known as hijacked journals.
Paper mills that produce and sell manuscripts containing fabricated or manipulated research and submit these manuscripts for publication on behalf of the authors. They may also manipulate the peer review process by faking the identity of peer reviewers and submitting fabricated peer review reports. Paper mills often target Special Issues managed by Guest Editors outside the journal’s usual peer review and manuscript handling workflows.
If a concern is raised about a journal, Clarivate will engage in a re-evaluation process in accordance with the editorial selection criteria.
Clarivate is committed to supporting the integrity of the scholarly record and in support of these efforts, we have made several changes starting with the 2023 release.
Extending Journal Impact FactorTM (JIFTM) to all journals in the Web of Science Core Collection
The expansion of Journal Impact Factors to journals indexed in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index™ (AHCI) and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI) provides full transparency to every article and citation that has contributed to a journal’s scholarly impact. This change levels the playing field for all quality journals, including open access, niche journals, and regional journals. By expanding the coverage but holding to highly selective standards, the JIF is now a reliable indicator of trustworthiness, as well as measure of scholarly impact, at the journal level.
Journal Impact Factor decimal place reduced to one
Rather than the previously used three decimal places, the JIF has been reduced to one decimal place to encourage users to consider other indicators and descriptive data in the JCR when comparing journals. By reducing the decimal places from three (X.000) to one (X.0), there is an increase of rank position ties in many categories.
These changes only impact the 2022 metrics, to be released in June 2023, and will not impact earlier JIFs, rank and quartiles.
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