Journal Citation Reports data for 2008 now available

The Journal Citation Reports information for 2008 is now available.

Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles’ cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. The following  information can be gained from the data:

  • Number of articles published in the journal in for a given year.
  • Number of citations to that journal from articles published in a given year.
  • Impact factor of the journal, and how it ranks in impact in relation to other journals.

New Functionality in JCR Web

  • Five-Year Impact Factor – Gives a broader range of citation activity for a more informative snapshot over time. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.
  • Eigenfactor™ Metrics, comprised of the Eigenfactor™ Score and Article Influence™ Score, are designed to reflect the prestige and citation influence of journals by considering scholarly literature as a network of journal-to-journal relationships.
  • Graphic Displays of Impact Factor “Box Plots” – A graphic interpretation of how a journal ranks in different categories.
  • Rank-in-Category Tables for Journals Covering Multiple Disciplines – allows a journal to be seen in the context of multiple categories at a glance rather than only a single one.
  • Journal “Self Citations” – An analysis of journal self citations and their contribution to the Journal Impact Factor calculation.
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