Guidance on communications and marketing

Whether you publish one journal or two thousand, we know you are proud of their inclusion in Journal Citation Reports™ and want to shout about it.

When announcing your Journal Impact Factor™, we recommend providing additional contextual information alongside of it to help your audience understand the full scope of your journal’s impact and influence.

If your organization subscribes to Journal Citation Reports, you can use the rich data and visualizations from your journals’ profile pages, such as trend graphs and citation distribution patterns, in your promotional messaging and campaigns. In addition, consider including your own data, such as social media views, website visits or submission-to-publication times.

PLEASE NOTE : DISTRIBUTING ALL OR SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THE JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS (JCR) DATA IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You may publicize an insubstantial portion of JCR data relating to your individual institution (which would not have significant commercial value of its own) and reference such extracted JCR data in non-commercial work documents and reports. All use of JCR data is subject to our End User Terms which prohibits any other type of sharing. Copyright © 2022 Clarivate Analytics.

You might consider:

  • Sending out a press release
  • Including the news in author newsletters
  • Informing your Editorial Board Members and any external Editors
  • Letting your colleagues know through an internal announcement

If your Communications team has any media inquiries, please contact

How to cite Journal Citation Reports and Journal Impact Factor

Please refer to Web of Science™ and Journal Citation ReportsTM as Clarivate products. The Journal Impact FactorTM should always be referred to in the context of Clarivate as well.

Examples: Source: Journal Citation ReportsTM from Clarivate, 2022
Source: Journal Impact FactorTM, from Clarivate, 2022

Use the #JCR2022 to join the conversation

Here are some suggested example tweets: Journal X remains among the top 25% of journals in Environmental Sciences—our Journal Impact Factor™ is X! Source: Clarivate 2022 #JCR2022

We’re delighted to announce our inclusion among the world’s best journals in X category. Our first Journal Impact Factor™ is X. Thank you to every author, peer reviewer and editor who contributed. Source: Clarivate 2022 #JCR2022

Our top contributing countries are the USA, England and the Netherlands – thanks to our diverse authors who continue to choose X journal! #JCR2022 Source: Clarivate, 2022

Journal Citation Reports 2022 badge

Download your badge as acknowledgement of your inclusion and to use on your journal website or in your marketing material.

Please adhere to the Journal Citation Reports 2022 badge usage guidelines which are included with the badge download.

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