Clarivate Unveils Journal Citation Reports 2023 – a Trusted Resource to Support Research Integrity and Promote Accurate Journal Evaluation

Reports offer insights on the top journals worldwide - For the first time, a Journal Impact Factor is given to more than 9,000 high-quality journals from more than 3,000 publishers.

The 2023 update to Clarivate Plc's (NYSE:CLVT) annual Journal Citation ReportsTM (JCRTM), a worldwide leader in connecting individuals and companies to intelligence they can rely on to alter their environment. This yearly publication lists more than 21,500 scholarly articles of the highest caliber from more than 250 fields of science and study. To guarantee that readers can securely depend on the information and data given, only journals that have complied with the stringent quality requirements for inclusion in the Web of ScienceTM index are chosen. This helps to nurture and support group community aims to uphold standards for research integrity.

The global academic community has relied on the data presented in the yearly Journal Citation Reports for almost 50 years as a trustworthy source for recognizing top journals in their disciplines. With the help of a variety of indicators, descriptive data, and eye-catching visuals, it clarifies the main citation impact patterns and allows for insightful comparisons.

Numerous measures, such as the well-known Journal Impact FactorTM (JIFTM) and the Journal Citation Indicator, are included in the yearly reports. In order to convey a complete picture of a journal's effect, Clarivate encourages journal editors and the larger scholarly community to make use of the extensive contextual data offered with the Journal Impact Factor.

All Web of Science Core CollectionTM journals that met the exacting Web of Science quality standards and were accepted before January 1, 2023, were for the first time this year eligible to obtain a Journal Impact Factor. More than 9,000 journals from more than 3,000 publishers now have a JIF for the first time thanks to the JIF's expansion to the transdisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation IndexTM (ESCI) and the Arts and Humanities Citation IndexTM (AHCI). This signal makes it simpler for the academic community to locate reliable, excellent journals that have been chosen by the Web of Science editorial board. Only journals that have satisfied the 24 strict quality criteria used in assessment are selected. Only 15% of the journals examined by an internal editorial staff meet this strict standard.

Additionally, the JIF is shown with one decimal place rather than three in the JCR 2023 release. By introducing more ties as a result of the conversion to one decimal place, readers will be inspired to compare journals with more descriptive information and extra indications. It is stressed that the Journal Citation Indicator, a normalized journal-level indicator, be used for cross-disciplinary comparison and simple comprehension.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to providing transformative intelligence and trusted content, all top journals in the Web of Science Core Collection are now eligible for a Journal Impact Factor," stated Dr. Nandita Quaderi, Editor-in-Chief & Vice President of the Web of Science, Clarivate. The JIF, which only included journals in the social sciences and sciences, was first created in 1975 as a gauge of intellectual influence. In light of the rise in fraudulent activity in scholarly publication, the demand for indicators of reliability is growing. In the JCR release this year, we included journals from every subject that have passed our stringent quality assessment, expanding the JIF from solely the most significant science and social science journals. As a result, the JIF is currently a valid indicator of credibility and a gauge of academic influence at the journal level.

The legitimacy, dependability, and trustworthiness of the scientific and scholarly record depend on research integrity, said Emmanuel Thiveaud, Senior Vice President for Research & Analytics, Academia & Government at Clarivate. For the purposes of research discovery and evaluation, it is crucial to us at Clarivate that the JCR metrics we obtain from our data in the Web of Science citation index are accurate and trustworthy. In an effort to preserve the highest ethical standards and actively support the preservation of the public's confidence in scientific and scholarly research, we have taken a number of extra substantial initiatives this year to promote research integrity in the Web of Science.

The following are significant 2022 data highlights:

JIFs are awarded to more than 21,500 peer-reviewed publications from 254 study areas and 112 nations. This comprises:

13,668 scientific publications

7,123 journals in social science

3,248 journals in the humanities & arts

The whole material of more than 5,600 publications is published under open access.

9,136 journals get their first Journal Impact Factor.

The JCR is based on data from 2022 collected from the Web of Science Core Collection, the biggest publisher-neutral global citation database's premier collection of scholarly journals, books, and conference proceedings. A worldwide group of in-house editors at Clarivate analyze publications using stringent selection criteria. The data from the chosen material is then meticulously filtered, along with a large amount of descriptive data, to assure accuracy in the JCR metrics. The essential factors that determine a journal's worth for various audiences may be explored by academics, publishers, editors, librarians, and funders thanks to these findings.

Clarivate takes great pride in its dedication to providing fair, publisher-neutral information that does not favor or recommend any one publisher over another. This enables a large number of stakeholders, including as publishers, academic institutions, funders, and researchers, to make decisions with confidence.

Users can filter and rank journals by category by using the wide variety of journal intelligence metrics provided by each journal profile in the JCR. These metrics consist of:

The average category-normalized citation impact for papers published over the previous three years is represented by the Journal Citation Indicator.

The Immediacy Index gauges how frequently a journal's articles are mentioned in the year after they are published.

The median age, in years, of journal articles that were mentioned during the JCR year is known as the cited half-life.

The journal's intellectual output is gauged by the journal's impact factor, which rates the number of citations obtained for recent material.

In addition, the Journal Citation Reports provide descriptive information, such as the areas and top universities that contribute and the availability of open access material.

Visit the Journal Citation Reports to examine all of the data, metrics, and analyses that are accessible. Please see our blog series for more information on this year's release. No modifications will be made to the data from prior years; the changes to the 2023 release only apply going forward.

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