journal impact factor

New from the Institute for Scientific Information: Beyond single-point metrics

In the complex matter of assessing research and researchers, simple metrics have their place. For example, when used advisedly in properly limited and matched comparisons, the h-index measurement – which specifies the convergence point of an author’s productivity and citation impact – can identify influential researchers in a precisely defined field. Similarly, the Journal Impact […]

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 […]

The 2018 JCR is here!

Clarivate Analytics is pleased to announce that the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (based on 2017 data) has been released today. The latest update to the JCR includes 11,655 total journals across 234 disciplines and 80 countries. On average, Journal Impact Factor scores increased by 10%.     The latest update to the JCR includes 11,655 […]

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 […]

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 […]