Journal Citation Reports: new interface and content



Journal Citation Reports, a product of Thomson Reuters, has recently added its yearly content update to the Social Science and Science editions and updated the interface to one that is visually appealing, user-friendly, and more consistent with the Web of Science interface.

2015 JCR Infographic

The 2015 Edition of JCR includes:

  • More than 11,000 of the world’s most highly cited, peer reviewed journal listings in 237 disciplines and 82 countries
  • 272 journals with their first Journal Impact Factor

The new interface now features…

  • a searchability option across Social Science and Science editions; previously 1 edition per search
  • a Visualization view
  • the ability to select journals for comparison by quartile or trends, and metrics such as impact factor and article influence score
  • searchability by impact factor range, open access journals, category schema (Web of Science or Essential Science Indicators
  • the option to download data, and set up custom reports

Other new indicators, as described by Thomson Reuters:

  • Understand journal performance across categories with the brand new Journal Impact Factor Percentile.
  • How many reviews does a non-review journal publish? The Percent Articles in Cited Items tracks the proportion of articles in non-review journals.
  • The Normalized Eignefactor now makes it even easier to understand influential journals in the research community. A Normalized Eigenfactor of 2 means a journal is twice as influential as other journals in the same pool.

Two free online sessions hosted by Thomson Reuters will be available this month for anyone interested in a demo:

Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00am (Eastern)

Monday, June 29 at 10:00am (Eastern)

About Brenna Helmstutler

Brenna is the Team Leader of Library Services for Health & Sciences. She is also the point person for faculty services in the library, and coordinates the library’s scholarly impact outreach program.
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