JCR

Adding Early Access content to Journal Citation Reports: choosing a prospective model

Continuing our discussion of Early Access (EA) content and its planned appearance in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR)™, here we explain why we have chosen a phased, prospective approach to introduce EA content in 2021. For the past three years, Clarivate has been expanding the number of publishers and journals that have their early access […]

What’s next for JCR: defining ‘Early Access’

Last month, we announced the introduction of Early Access content into the Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR). In this article, we provide further details on how we define Early Access content and how it will be introduced into the 2021 JCR release.   What is ‘Early Access’ for the Web of Science? We define Early Access […]

The JCR Reload and a look ahead to the introduction of early access content in 2021

Journal Citation Reports provide you with the transparent, publisher-neutral data and statistics you need to make confident decisions in today’s evolving scholarly publishing landscape. Read more.   Each journal profiled in the Journal Citation Reports™ has met the rigorous quality and impact criteria documented in the Web of Science Core Collection™ editorial selection process – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Metaphor and Metrics

Instead of a basket, or a tide, let’s talk about metrics as mosaic.   Images influence how we think.  That’s why metaphors matter.  They can clarify and improve our understanding of complex concepts.  They can both reflect and shape our attitudes. The metaphors of journal metrics started with “impact.” Impact[1]:       a : to […]

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 […]

Journal analysis: More than just Impact Factor

Although Journal Impact Factor is perhaps the best-known metric provided by Clarivate Analytics, it is only one of several available indicators for assessing journal performance and influence. Here, I use the benchmarking tool InCites, built on the Web of Science foundation, to highlight other indicators that may be of interest to users. To examine journal […]

The 2017 JCR Release is Here!

Clarivate Analytics is pleased to announce that the 2017 Journal Citation Reports(JCR), based on 2016 data, has been released today. The latest update to the JCR includes 11,549 total journals across 236 disciplines and 81 countries. On average, Journal Impact Factor scores increased by 9%. Download the full infographic here > In addition to the data, we are […]