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Clarivate Shares 2021 Journal Citation Reports, Implements Journal Citation Indicator
Clarivate rolled out the 2021 Journal Citation Reports, with this year’s edition featuring expanded content, a new Journal Citation Indicator (to complement the Journal Impact Factor), and an updated user interface. Based on 2020 data compiled from the Web of Science Core Collection, the release helps researchers evaluate global academic journals using various indicators, descriptive data, and visualizations. Academic publishers also use it to study the impact of their journals and promote them to the research community.
Highlights from the 2021 edition include the following:
- [M]ore than 20,000 journals [come] from 113 countries across five continents and 254 research categories in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.
- More than 14,000 journals have at least one Gold Open Access publication, with more than 4,600 being fully Open Access.
- The Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) will be included in the [Journal Citation Reports] for the first time this year, accounting for over 70% more content.
- Developed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) at Clarivate, [the Journal Citation Indicator] represents the average category-normalized citation impact for papers published in the prior three-year period, providing a single journal-level metric that can be easily interpreted and compared across disciplines.
For more information, read the press release.
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