Journal Citation Reports® Notices

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·         Editorial Information

·         How to Cite JCR

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2015 JCR Release

This release of Journal Citation Reports provides 2014 data. The 2015 data will be made available in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports release.

Journals appearing in JCR

A complete list of the titles covered in this year's JCR is available at: http://about.jcr.incites.thomsonreuters.com/full-titles-2015.pdf

 

A list of journals receiving their first Impact Factor is available at: http://about.jcr.incites.thomsonreuters.com/new-journals-2015.pdf

 


JCR Data Updates

After the initial annual JCR release is published, this section will be updated weekly with notes about pending additions or adjustments to the JCR data. All changes will be reflected in the JCR application when the dataset is reloaded and closed later in the year. Citation metrics published in this section can be considered official JCR data.

This is unlikely to change, but should be considered provisional until the data are reloaded later in the year.

A note about the Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems category:  Just prior to release of the 2014 data we became aware of a significant overcounting of citations to European Heart Journal Supplements, currently listed as the #2 ranked journal in the category.  An accurate Journal Impact Factor will be listed here in Notices shortly.  We provide this advance notice that rankings for many journals in this category will shift upward by one position when the data are reloaded in September.

 

Full title

JCR Abbreviation

Reason for Update

Total Cites

Journal Impact Factor

5-Year Impact Factor

Immediacy Index

Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition

ACTA GEOL SIN-ENGL

Item count

2705

1.682

1.495

0.174

Acta Polytechnica Hungarica

ACTA POLYTECH HUNG

Missing issues

271

0.649

0.606

0.061

Algae

ALGAE

Did not appear

334

1.361

 

0.290

APL Materials

APL MATER

Did not appear

352

2.789

2.789

0.510

Atmosphere

ATMOSPHERE-BASEL

Citations

143

1.132

1.409

0.231

Avian Conservation and Ecology

AVIAN CONSERV ECOL

Citations

175

1.441

1.568

0.188

ChemistryOpen

CHEMISTRYOPEN

Citations

194

3.250

3.250

0.379

Chinese Sociological Review

CHINESE SOCIOL REV

Citations

64

1.212

1.500

0.000

Endoscopy

ENDOSCOPY

Item count

8546

4.843

4.775

0.564

European Heart Journal Supplements

EUR HEART J SUPPL

Citations

275

1.000

0.819

0.068

Forktail

FORKTAIL

Citations

128

0.347

0.488

0.154

Fourrages

FOURRAGES

Missing issues

256

0.667

0.518

0.467

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

FRONT HUM NEUROSCI

Citations

6818

3.626

4.086

0.545

Hematology-American Society of Hematology Education Program

HEMATOL-AM SOC HEMAT

Citations

2411

3.137

 

0.000

Hormones & Cancer

HORM CANCER-US

Citations

363

2.153

 

0.067

JNP-Journal for Nurse Practitioners

JNP-J NURSE PRACT

Did not appear

138

0.231

 

0.041

Journal of Agricultural Science

J AGR SCI-CAMBRIDGE

Citations

3314

1.149

1.502

0.154

Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

J CARDIOVASC MAGN R

Citations

2741

4.719

4.428

0.667

Journal of Cosmetic Science

J COSMET SCI

Missing issues

375

0.722

0.381

 

Journal of Engineering Technology

J ENG TECHNOL

Missing issues

64

1.000

0.911

 

Journal of Function Spaces

J FUNCT SPACE

Did not appear

15

 

 

0.122

Journal of Function Spaces and Applications

J FUNCT SPACE APPL

Did not appear

257

0.587

0.584

 

Kasmera

KASMERA

Missing issues

14

0.000

0.088

 

Microscopy

MICROSCOPY-JPN

Citations

160

1.743

1.829

0.245

Minerals

MINERALS-BASEL

Citations

74

1.000

1.000

0.410

Nature Medicine

NAT MED

Item count

62572

28.223

27.504

5.935

Neuro-Oncology

NEURO-ONCOLOGY

Citations

6048

6.776

6.604

1.622

New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science

NZ J FORESTRY SCI

Item count

439

0.529

 

0.107

Oil & Gas Journal

OIL GAS J

Missing issues

873

0.074

0.118

0.011

Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

PSYCHOANAL STUD CHIL

Missing issues

319

0.033

0.098

 

Research Synthesis Methods

RES SYNTH METHODS

Did not appear

369

3.898

4.000

0.185

Salud Publica de Mexico

SALUD PUBLICA MEXICO

Did not appear

1343

0.805

 

0.195

South African Journal of Geology

S AFR J GEOL

Missing issues

701

0.830

 

0.100

Steel Research International

STEEL RES INT

Item count

1245

1.118

0.763

0.185

Surface Coatings International

SURF COAT INT

Missing issues

112

0.118

0.088

 

Trends in Hearing

TRENDS HEAR

Did not appear

3

0.000

0.667

0.000

 


Expanded Metrics and Features

·         Normalized Eigenfactor® is the Eigenfactor Score normalized, by rescaling the total number of journals in the JCR each year, so that the average journal has a score of 1. Journals can then be compared and influence measured by their score relative to 1.

·         Percentage of Articles in Citable Items gives information on what proportion of a journal’s citable items are Articles vs. Reviews.

·         Journal Impact Factor Percentile transforms the rank in category by Journal Impact Factor into a percentile, allowing more meaningful cross-category comparison.

·         5-Year Journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year. For journals in subjects where citation activity continues to rise through several years, this metric allows more of their total citation activity to be included in a critical performance metric.

·         Eigenfactor® Metrics, comprising the Eigenfactor® Score and Article Influence® Score, use JCR citation data to assess the influence of a journal in relation to other journals. These metrics, based on five years of citation activity, consider not just the count of citations but the structure of the citation network. Eigenfactor Metrics are available only for JCR years 2007 and later.

·         Journal Self Cites provides analyses of journal self citations and their contribution to the Journal Impact Factor calculation.

·         Rank-in-Category reveals the ranking of a journal in its subject categories based on the Journal Impact Factor. An accompanying Impact Factor box plot depicts the distribution of Impact Factors for all journals in a category.

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Editorial Information

Title Changes

·         To see a full list of 2013 and 2014 title changes:

o    From the Welcome page, if you select View a group of journals…, Search for a specific journal, or View all journals, the resulting screen will contain a link to Journal Title Changes that are specific to the edition and year of the JCR in which you are working. 

o    In addition, any individual journal record that is affected by a year 2013 or year 2014 title change will contain a title changes link in the Full Journal Record in the Journal Information section.  This will note the specific nature of the change as well as the other title/titles involved. 

Combined titles

·         The titles listed below are published in individually titled sections. The individual sections are listed in Web of Science according to their unique titles. For the purposes of JCR listing, the sections are combined and the parent title is retained with a single Journal Impact Factor that combines item counts and citation data for all sections. The decision to combine sections to a single JCR listing is based on JCR Editors' analysis of citation aggregation effectiveness. 

o    J GEOPHYS RES-ATMOS, J GEOPHYS RES-BIOGEO, J GEOPHYS RES-EARTH, J GEOPHYS RES-OCEANS, J GEOPHYS RES-PLANET, J GEOPHYS RES-SOL EA, and J GEOPHYS RES-SPACE are combined to: J GEOPHYS RES

o    TIERAERZTL PRAX G N and TIERAERZTL PRAX K H are combined to TIERAERZTL PRAX

o    TISSUE ENG PART B-RE, TISSUE ENG PART C-ME and TISSUE ENG PT A are combined to TISSUE ENG

Title Suppressions

Metrics for the titles listed below are not published due to anomalous citation patterns found in the 2014 citation data. These patterns result in a significant distortion of the Journal Impact Factor and rank that does not accurately reflect the journal’s citation performance in the literature. The Journal Impact Factor provides an important and objective measure of a journal’s contribution to scholarly communication. In the interest of fairness and accuracy for all journals, the distortion of the Journal Impact Factor by an excessive concentration of citations gives rise to the need for suppression. JCR staff will monitor these journals going forward and the titles will be included in a future edition of JCR when the anomalous patterns are resolved. Coverage of these journals in Web of Science and other Thomson Reuters products is not immediately affected by suppression from the JCR, however, the titles may be subject to review to determine if they continue to meet the quality and publication standards necessary for inclusion in Web of Science. More information on journal suppression is available at: http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/jcr-suppression.pdf.

JCR Title

Full Title

Type

AMFITEATRU ECON

Amfiteatru Economic

Self

ANAT SCI EDUC

Anatomical Sciences Education

Self

APPL INTELL

Applied Intelligence

Self

ARAB J SCI ENG

Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Self

ARCH MIN SCI

Archives of Mining Sciences

Self

B INDONES ECON STUD

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

Self

BUS LAWYER

Business Lawyer

Self

CENT EUR J CHEM

Central European Journal of Chemistry

Stack

CYTOJOURNAL

CytoJournal

Self

ELECTR POW COMPO SYS

Electric Power Components and Systems

Self

EMERG MARK FINANC TR

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

Self

ENTERP INF SYST-UK

Enterprise Information Systems

Stack

FORENSIC TOXICOL

Forensic Toxicology

Self

GEOTEXT GEOMEMBRANES

Geotextiles and Geomembranes

Self

HUM FACTOR ERGON MAN

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries

Stack

IEEE T IND INFORM

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Stack

INFORM TECHNOL MANAG

Information Technology & Management

Stack

INT J AGRIC BIOL

International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Stack

INT J COMMUN SYST

International Journal of Communication Systems

Self

INT J ELEC POWER

International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

Self

INT J MACH LEARN CYB

International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics

Self

INT J SUST DEV WORLD

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

Self

INTERLEND DOC SUPPLY

Interlending & Document Supply

Self

J PLANT INTERACT

Journal of Plant Interactions

Self

J REAL ESTATE RES

Journal of Real Estate Research

Self

J VIB CONTROL

Journal of Vibration and Control

Stack

JPC-J PLANAR CHROMAT

JPC-Journal of Planar Chromatography-Modern TLC

Stack

LANG CULT CURRIC

Language Culture and Curriculum

Self

MICROSURG

Microsurgery

Self

N AM J ECON FINANC

North American Journal of Economics and Finance

Self

ORGAN ENVIRON

Organization & Environment

Self

PAK VET J

Pakistan Veterinary Journal

Stack

POLYM-PLAST TECHNOL

Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering

Self

SOILS FOUND

Soils and Foundations

Self

STAND GENOMIC SCI

Standards in Genomic Sciences

Self

SYST RES BEHAV SCI

Systems Research and Behavioral Science

Stack

T EMERG TELECOMMUN T

Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies

Self

TURK J BOT

Turkish Journal of Botany

Self

VIDEOSURGERY MINIINV

Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques

Self

 

Self Citation Suppressed Titles with Key Data Points*

This table lists the categories for each journal (note that each journal may be included in multiple categories), the percentage of citations in the Journal Impact Factor numerator that are self cites, and the distortion in category rank due to self cites.  The distortion in category rank is based on analysis of all journals in all categories of the JCR ranked both with and without the inclusion of self cites.  Here distortion equals the percentage shift in rank with self cites included versus excluded.

 

Full Title

Category

% Self cites in JIF numerator

% Distortion of category rank

Amfiteatru Economic

Economics

73%

37%

Anatomical Sciences Education

Education, Scientific Disciplines

59%

28%

Applied Intelligence

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

70%

46%

Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

Multidisciplinary Sciences

65%

33%

Archives of Mining Sciences

Mining & Mineral Processing

69%

32%

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

Area Studies

77%

54%

Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

Economics

77%

49%

Business Lawyer

Law

74%

35%

CytoJournal

Pathology

64%

48%

Electric Power Components and Systems

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

74%

46%

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

International Relations

75%

37%

Forensic Toxicology

Toxicology

54%

37%

Geotextiles and Geomembranes

Engineering, Geological

54%

29%

Geotextiles and Geomembranes

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

54%

32%

International Journal of Communication Systems

Telecommunications

61%

32%

International Journal of Communication Systems

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

61%

35%

International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

54%

29%

International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

54%

32%

International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology

Ecology

61%

32%

Interlending & Document Supply

Information Science & Library Science

73%

35%

Journal of Plant Interactions

Plant Sciences

59%

31%

Journal of Real Estate Research

Business, Finance

73%

51%

Journal of Real Estate Research

Economics

73%

51%

Language Culture and Curriculum

Education & Educational Research

78%

50%

Language Culture and Curriculum

Linguistics

78%

46%

Microsurgery

Surgery

56%

31%

North American Journal of Economics and Finance

Business, Finance

72%

48%

North American Journal of Economics and Finance

Economics

72%

50%

Organization & Environment

Environmental Studies

68%

55%

Organization & Environment

Management

68%

38%

Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering

Polymer Science

56%

31%

Soils and Foundations

Engineering, Geological

58%

29%

Soils and Foundations

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

58%

33%

Standards in Genomic Sciences

Genetics & Heredity

60%

47%

Standards in Genomic Sciences

Microbiology

60%

50%

Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies

Telecommunications

59%

30%

Turkish Journal of Botany

Plant Sciences

57%

29%

Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques

Surgery

79%

49%

 

Citation Stacking Suppressed Titles with Key Data Points*

This table lists the recipient and donor journal pairs along with the percentage of citations in the Journal Impact Factor numerator that are from the donor to the recipient (x% of the JIF Numerator cites to Recipient journal from Donor journal).  The percentage exchange to the Journal Impact Factor years is the proportion of all citations from donor to recipient (all years) that reference the two years considered in the Journal Impact Factor calculation (x% of all citations from Donor to Recipient were concentrated in the Journal Impact Factor years).

Recipient Journal

Donor Journal

% JIF Numerator

% Exchange to JIF Years

JPC-Journal of Planar Chromatography-Modern TLC

Central European Journal of Chemistry

42%

84%

Enterprise Information Systems

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

43%

82%

Pakistan Veterinary Journal

International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

19%

90%

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries

Journal of Vibration and Control

49%

90%

Enterprise Information Systems

Systems Research and Behavioral Science

16%

89%

Information Technology & Management

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

19%

94%

* These key data points as well as other factors are considered in the suppression decision.

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2015 Journal Citation Reports® Social Sciences Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)


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