Guidance on communications and marketing

Whether you publish one journal or two thousand, we know you are proud of their inclusion in Web of Science 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.

An example of how to highlight your Journal Impact Factor or other rich data on social media platforms. Simple, confident and effective visuals.

Use the #JCR2020 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 2020 #JCR2020

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 2020 #JCR2020

Our top contributing countries are the USA, England and the Netherlands – thanks to our diverse authors who continue to choose X journal! #JCR2020

How to cite Journal Citation Reports and Journal Impact Factor

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

Examples: Journal Citation Reports (Source Clarivate, 2020)
2019 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Source Clarivate, 2020)

Journal Citation Reports 2020 badge

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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 © 2019 Clarivate Analytics.

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