(14 June 2017, Philadelphia, PRNewswire) Clarivate Analytics today released the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), an annual update of the world’s most influential and comprehensive resource for information on highly cited, peer-reviewed publications and the source of Journal Impact Factor (JIF) scores.
Since 1973, the JCR has provided an assessment of a journal’s standing in scholarly literature through the objective evaluation of statistical information, which only a publisher-independent company such as Clarivate Analytics, can provide. The analysis comprises citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science, the industry’s leading citation index in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities.
“Because we understand the importance that the scholarly community places on the Journal Citation Reports, we remain dedicated to preserving its accuracy and reliability,” said Emmanuel Thiveaud, VP, head of research analytics at Clarivate Analytics. “Clarivate uses a consistent, unbiased process to select the world’s top-tier journals to include in the JCR.”
The JCR offers a variety of metrics to analyze journal activity – from open access to ranking top journals by disciplines, further enabling publishers, editors and researchers to better understand and measure the impact of their activities on addressing issues such as global health and climate change through their research.
The full announcement is here.