Clarivate Analytics releases 2019 Journal Citation Reports
Clarivate Analytics released the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) on June 20, 2019. The JCR help measure the impact and influence of academic journals with the help of a combination of metrics and indicators like the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and citation data from the Web of Science database. According to the Web of Science group, this release “aggregates the meaningful connections of citations” that the research community has created via “the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis of the world's high-quality academic journals.”
Here are some of the highlights from the 2019 JCR as reported in the Clarivate Analytics press release:
- The report covered 11,877 journals from across 81 countries
- 283 new journal titles were added to the report, 138 of which are fully open access
- The JIF of 64% of the journals covered in the report increased
- The aggregate JIF increased in 90% of the 236 research categories
- 17 journals were restricted from the report after investigations revealed abnormal citation behavior
- Three new categories were added to the report: Quantum Science & Technology (SCIE), Development Studies (SSCI), and Regional & Urban Planning (SSCI)
The latest update involves the redesigning of the journal profile pages that were added in the previous year’s edition. The other developments include new graphs to track a journal’s percentile rank in a category by JCR year, a breakdown of a journal’s “Uncited items” per article, and the ability to view cited and citing journal data, along with a summary of key indicators and a graph representing the metric trend. Additionally, the redesigned profile page will allow publishers and other users to link to the profile page directly with the help of an improved Article Match Retrieval link service.
Commenting on the significance of the JCR, Keith Collier, managing director for publisher services at the Web of Science Group said: “Publishers, librarians, researchers, and others depend on the JCR to track specific titles, inform the maintenance of journal collections, and identify the best-fit journals in which to publish.” He further added that the JCR team selects and curates journals meticulously, and that the editorial vigilance and quality control over data integrity and development of new measures makes JCR “an essential resource.”
To read the detailed report, visit Journal Citation Reports website.
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