Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Journal Citation Reports 2007 data available

2007 data has been added to the Journal Citation Reports Science and Social Sciences Editions. This provides us with the latest information on journal impact factors which can be useful indicators of comparative impact of journals within the same discipline. However, use of impact factors should be made with a certain amount of caution, Some publishers actively seek to increase the impact factors of their journals artificially, e.g. by publishing more reviews which are cited more frequently. Increased impact factors may simply be due to the trend toward increases in the number of citations authors make in their papers. For advice on their use contact the Science Team.
JCR can be accessed via the eLibrary Gateway as part of our subscription to the Web of Knowledge.

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