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''Journal Citation Reports'' (''JCR'') is an
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by
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(previously the intellectual property of
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). It has been
integrated with the
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and is accessed from the Web of Science-Core Collections. It provides information about
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s in the
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and
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social sciences
, including
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s. The ''JCR'' was originally published as a part of ''
Science Citation Index The Science Citation Index (SCI) is a citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index A bibliographic index is a bibliography intended to help find a publication. Citations are usually listed by author and subject in separate ...
''. Currently, the ''JCR'', as a distinct service, is based on
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citation
s compiled from the ''
Science Citation Index Expanded The Science Citation Index (SCI) is a citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index A bibliographic index is a bibliography intended to help find a publication. Citations are usually listed by author and subject in separate ...
'' and the ''
Social Sciences Citation Index The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a commercial citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index A bibliographic index is a bibliography intended to help find a publication. Citations are usually listed by author and ...
''.
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Basic journal information

The information given for each journal includes: * the basic bibliographic information of publisher, title abbreviation, language, ISSN * the subject categories (there are 171 such categories in the sciences and 54 in the social sciences)


Citation information

* Basic citation data: ** the number of articles published during that year and ** the number of times the articles in the journal were cited during the year by later articles in itself and other journals, * detailed tables showing ** the number of times the articles in the journal were cited during the year by later articles in itself and other journals, ** the number of citations made from articles published in the journal that year to it and other specific individual journals during each of the most recent ten years (the 20 journals most cited are included) ** the number of times articles published in the journal during each of the most recent 10 years were cited by individual specific journals during the year (the twenty journals with the greatest number of citations are given) * and several measures derived from these data for a given journal: its ''
impact factor #REDIRECT Impact factor #REDIRECT Impact factor#REDIRECT Impact factor The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly average number of citat ...
'', ''
immediacy index The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometrics, scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly average number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a give ...
'', etc. There are separate editions for the sciences and the social sciences; the 2013 science edition includes 8,411 journals, and the 2012 social science edition contains 3,016 titles. The issue for each year is published the following year after the citations for the year have been published and the information processed. The publication is available online (''JCR on the Web''), or in CD format (''JCR on CD-ROM''); it was originally published in print, with the detailed tables on
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Release schedule

In recent years, it is often released in the middle of June. For example, the 2017 ''Journal Citation Reports'', based on 2016 data, was released on June 14, 2017.


Integrations

As of 2020, Journal Citation Reports includes a beta for
open access Open access (OA) is a set of principles and a range of practices through which research Research is "creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge". It involves the collection, organization and analysis o ...

open access
data which uses
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data.


See also

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Journal metrics Journal ranking is widely used in academic circles in the evaluation of an academic journal's impact and quality. Journal rankings are intended to reflect the place of a journal within its field, the relative difficulty of being published in that jo ...
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Scopus Scopus is Elsevier Elsevier () is a Netherlands-based publishing Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refe ...


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External links

*{{Official website, https://clarivate.com/products/journal-citation-reports/
Training Resources for ''Journal Citation Reports''
Citation indices Academic publishing Clarivate Analytics