Metrics

Identifying Research Fronts in the Web of Science: From metrics to meaning

The latest Global Research Report from the Institute for Scientific Information™ (ISI) uses clusters of citations from recently published papers to show the hot and emerging scientific topics that are currently attracting exceptional attention. The ability to find these fronts and to track emerging specialty areas of scientific research, together with the key players at […]

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 Citation Reports Data Refresh

Journal Citation Reports releases annually, but we also provide a data refresh approximately three months later, to allow for journals whose data was not complete to be added and receive all of their metrics. For this year’s refresh, 28 journals were added to Journal Citation Reports. For full information about this update, please see the […]