Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 2018 release

Clarivate Analytics has released the 2018 edition of Journal Citation Reports (JCR), which provides a combination of impact and influence metrics for over 11,000 journals from 2017 data. This analysis is based on citation data, impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points from the Web of Science database. In 2018 JCR includes:

• 276 new journals
• 11,655 journals in total from 80 countries
• 234 disciplines

The product now includes more article-level data, to provide a clearer understanding of the reciprocal relationship between the article and the journal. This level of transparency offers a more nuanced consideration of journal value. The article-level information can also be exported, as well as viewed and further analyzed in the Web of Science.

If you plan to cite JCR, references should be phrased as “Journal Citation Reports” and “Journal Impact Factor,” (not just “Impact Factor”) and, the first time they are mentioned, they must also be acknowledged as being from Clarivate Analytics. For example, “Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2018).”

For more information see the Clarivate Analytics blog.

Access to JCR is available for University of Melbourne staff and students via the Library online catalogue.