Journal Citation Reports Upgrade and 2019 Release (JCR 2018 data) - Now Available!

Date of news item: 20 June 2019

Please be advised of the release of the latest issue of Journal Citation Reports which provides 2018 data and is now available to subscribed institutions. Key highlights of the 2019 JCR release include:

  • The journals selected for inclusion: The database is maintained and updated to reflect the ceaseless progression of research and scholarship, allowing researchers to explore new fields and see what earlier research influences and impacts evolving fields.
    • This year 283 journals have been added, 108 of which are fully open access. The JCR report reflects cover-to-cover indexing of 3 million articles, reviews and other source items. The 11,877 journals hail from 81 countries across five continents.
  • New categories added: Careful management of the subject categories by which the journals are organized is essential to maintaining a logical content relationship within the category and to ensure that the categories are relevant to researchers and can accommodate new research areas.
    • The report covers 236 disciplines, including the introduction of three new ones: Quantum Science & Technology (SCIE), Development Studies (SSCI) and Regional & Urban Planning (SSCI).
  • Cleansing of the list: Seventeen journals have been suppressed from the JCR this year to ensure the integrity of the reports, representing 0.14% of the journals The JCR is the only citation index which monitors and excludes journals that demonstrate anomalous citation behaviour including where there is evidence of excessive journal self-citation and citation stacking.
  • New features added: The 2019 update includes new benefits which build on the innovations from 2018, which delivered richer, more detailed information to enhance users’ understanding of journal performance.?We continuously improve our Journal Profile Page to emphasize our story around Journal Intelligence. For this 2019 release we have added:
    • An enhanced Article Match Retrieval link service so publishers can directly link to the Journal profile page and promote this link on their website(s)
    • The ability to print/download the entire Journal profile page via the “Printable version” links
    • New graphs to show both the Journal’s percentile rank in a category by JCR year within the Journal Impact Factor Tile?and key indicator metrics for a journal from within the Journal profile Page
    • A view of the breakdown of the “Uncited items” per article and the ability to view the Cited and Citing Journal Data in new JCR profile page.

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