Journal Citation Reports 2016 released

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Thomson Reuters released the JCR 2016, with the Journal Impact Factors of 2015

239 journals received their first Journal Impact Factor (JIF), including ‘Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior’, ‘Critical Perspectives on Accounting’ and ‘Semantic Web’. A list of the newly added journals is available here and the list of all journals in the 2016 release here.

18 Journals are suppressed: the metrics for these journals are not published due to anomalous citation patterns found in the 2015 citation data. Suppressed journals are re-evaluated after a year for reconsideration in the JCR. A list of the suppressed journals is available in the help file of the JCR.

Next to the Journal Impact Factor the JCR also offers the 5 year Journal Impact Factor, the Eigenfactor score and the JIF Percentile.

You find the Journal Citation Reports on the InCites platform of Thomson Reuters. The video Journal Citation Reports: Impact Factor gives a short introduction (5.14 min) on how to use the Journal Impact Factors wisely.

More information

In the online course Research Impacts you can find more information about the Journal Impact Factor (chapter: Web of Science: Finding & comparing journals).