Journal Citation Reports 2018 released

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Clarivate Analytics has released the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with the Journal Impact Factors (JIF) 2017 for 11.655 jourtnals.

Clarivate Analytics has released the 2018 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with the Journal Impact Factors (JIF) 2017 for 11.655 jourtnals.

Among the 276 journals receiving their first JIF are ‘Health Economics Review’, ‘Journal of Economic Methodology’ and ‘Sociology Compass’. In this list (pdf) you find all journals receiving their first JIF.

The Journal Impact Factor identifies the frequency with which an average article from a journal is cited in a particular year. You can use this journal metric to evaluate or compare a journal’s relative importance to other journals in the same field.

The 2018 JCR also offers a new journal profile page, providing context to the Journal Impact Factor as a performance across time, transparency on the JIF calculation and the division of the contributions in the journal based on country/region and organization. The 2018 JCR also includes more article-level data, which can be exported, and viewed and further analyzed in Web of Science. Citations from the Book Citation Index are now included in the citation metrics.

More information

More information about this release is available in the blogpost ’The 2018 JCR is here!’ from Clarivate Analytics. In our online course Research Impacts you can read more about the Journal Citation Reports and the Journal Impact Factor.

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