Journal Citation Reports® Notices

Welcome to Journal Citation Reports®, a unique Web-based research tool that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. Journal Citation Reports is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

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·         2014 JCR Data Release

·         JCR Data Updates

·         Expanded Metrics and Features

·         Editorial Information

·         How to Cite JCR

·         Browser Information

·         Thomson Reuters Customer Technical Support


2014 JCR Release

This release of Journal Citation Reports provides 2013 data. The 2014 data will be made available in the 2015 Journal Citation Reports release.

Journals appearing in JCR

A complete list of the titles covered in this year's JCR is available at: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/imgblast/JCRFullCovlist-2014.pdf.

A list of journals receiving their first Impact Factor is available at: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/imgblast/JCR-newlist-2013.pdf

 


JCR Data Updates

After JCR data were published in July 2014, we were able to obtain materials whose absence had prevented journals from receiving a Journal Impact Factor, as well as to correct metrics for a small number of journals.  The 2013 JCR data (2014 release) are now complete and all updates have been fully incorporated into the product.


Expanded Metrics and Features

·         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 2012 and 2013 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 2012 or year 2013 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 in the 2013 JCR data due to anomalous citation patterns found in the 2013 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

ANAT SCI EDUC

Anatomical Sciences Education

Self Cite

ANN AGR ENV MED

Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine

Stacking

APPL INTELL

Applied Intelligence

Self Cite

ASIAN J CONTROL

Asian Journal of Control

Self Cite

BEHAV ANALYST

Behavior Analyst

Self Cite

BUS LAWYER

Business Lawyer

Self Cite

CYTOJOURNAL

CytoJournal

Self Cite

ENTERP INF SYST-UK

Enterprise Information Systems

Stacking

FOUND SCI

Foundations of Science

Self Cite

INDIAN J PHYS

Indian Journal of Physics

Self Cite

INSUR MATH ECON

Insurance Mathematics & Economics

Self Cite

INT ENTREP MANAG J

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Stacking

INT J ELEC POWER

International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

Self Cite

INT J ENVIRON RES

International Journal of Environmental Research

Self Cite

INT J PHOTOENERGY

International Journal of Photoenergy

Stacking

INT J PROD ECON

International Journal of Production Economics

Stacking

INT J SENS NETW

International Journal of Sensor Networks

Stacking

IRAN J FUZZY SYST

Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems

Self Cite

J AUDIO ENG SOC

Journal of the Audio Engineering Society

Self Cite

J SAUDI CHEM SOC

Journal of the Saudi Chemical Society

Stacking

J THEOR COMPUT CHEM

Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

Self Cite

KLIN PADIATR

Klinische Padiatrie

Self Cite

LAW LIBR J

Law Library Journal

Self Cite

MANAGE DECIS

Management Decision

Stacking

MED CHEM RES

Medicinal Chemistry Research

Stacking

NUCL TECHNOL RADIAT

Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection

Stacking

PLANT BIOSYST

Plant Biosystems

Self Cite

POLYM-PLAST TECHNOL

Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering

Self Cite

POSTEP DERM ALERGOL

Postepy Dermatologii i Alergologii

Stacking

PROG ELECTROMAGN RES

Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER

Self Cite

REV LAT-AM ENFERM

Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

Self Cite

SCHOOL PSYCHOL INT

School Psychology International

Self Cite

SERV IND J

Service Industries Journal

Stacking

SYST RES BEHAV SCI

Systems Research and Behavioral Science

Stacking

TOTAL QUAL MANAG BUS

Total Quality Management & Business Excellence

Self Cite

TURK J BOT

Turkish Journal of Botany

Self Cite

Z PSYCHIATR PSYCH PS

Zeitschrift fur Psychiatrie Psychologie und Psychotherapie

Stacking

Z PSYCHOSOM MED PSYC

Zeitschrift fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

Stacking

 

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

Anatomical Sciences Education

Education, Scientific Disciplines

65%

39%

Applied Intelligence

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

71%

46%

Asian Journal of Control

Automation & Control Systems

63%

37%

Behavior Analyst

Psychology, Clinical

78%

46%

Business Lawyer

Law

76%

44%

CytoJournal

Pathology

58%

48%

Foundations of Science

History & Philosophy of Science

69%

13%

Indian Journal of Physics

Physics, Multidisciplinary

83%

58%

Insurance Mathematics & Economics

Statistics & Probability

59%

48%

Insurance Mathematics & Economics

Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications

59%

42%

International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

65%

35%

International Journal of Environmental Research

Environmental Sciences

68%

44%

Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems

Mathematics

59%

55%

Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems

Mathematics, Applied

59%

40%

Journal of the Audio Engineering Society

Acoustics

69%

39%

Journal of the Audio Engineering Society

Engineering, Multidisciplinary

69%

42%

Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry

Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

79%

42%

Klinische Padiatrie

Pediatrics

60%

42%

Law Library Journal

Information Science & Library Science

90%

45%

Law Library Journal

Law

90%

51%

Plant Biosystems

Plant Sciences

71%

37%

Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering

Polymer Science

64%

31%

Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

63%

24%

Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER

Physics, Applied

63%

22%

Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER

Telecommunications

63%

21%

Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

Nursing

64%

42%

School Psychology International

Psychology, Educational

75%

57%

Total Quality Management & Business Excellence

Management

76%

44%

Turkish Journal of Botany

Plant Sciences

70%

39%

 

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

Enterprise Information Systems

International Journal of Production Economics

27%

82%

Enterprise Information Systems

Systems Research and Behavioral Science

22%

93%

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Management Decision

37%

90%

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

Service Industries Journal

31%

85%

International Journal of Sensor Networks

2013 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

53%

82%

Journal of the Saudi Chemical Society

Medicinal Chemistry Research

19%

96%

Management Decision

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

30%

94%

Management Decision

Service Industries Journal

41%

95%

Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection

International Journal of Photoenergy

28%

97%

Postepy Dermatologii i Alergologii

Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine

18%

97%

Zeitschrift fur Psychiatrie Psychologie und Psychotherapie

Zeitschrift fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

29%

93%

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

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How to Cite JCR

When citing Journal Citation Reports, be sure to include the following information:

·         The JCR data year that you are referencing.

·         The full name, Journal Citation Reports. Include the registered trademark symbol.

·         The edition: Science Edition or Social Sciences Edition. (The edition is not essential.)

·         Name of the publisher, Thomson Reuters.

·         Copyright year. The copyright year appears at the bottom of every page in JCR.

Examples:

2014 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

2014 Journal Citation Reports® Social Sciences Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

2014 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)


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