Marie McVeigh, director of content selection and the Journal Citation Reports recently worked with Phil Davis of the Scholarly Kitchen on the video, “Dynamic Visualizations of Biomedical Journals, 2003-2013.”
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Journal Citation Reports®(JCR®) offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
Beyond the impact factor:
The recognized authority for evaluating journals, JCR presents quantitative data that supports a systematic, objective review of the world’s leading journals. Using a combination of impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Science, JCR provides the context to understand a journal’s true place in the world of scholarly literature
WITH JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS YOU CAN:
- Sort journal data by clearly defined fields: Impact Factor, Immediacy Index, Total Cites, Total Articles, Cited Half-Life, or Journal Title.
- Sort subject category data by clearly defined fields: Total Cites, Median Impact Factor, Aggregate Impact Factor, Aggregate Immediacy Index, Aggregated Cited Half-Life, Number of Journals in Category, Number of Articles in Category.
- Better understand a journal’s impact over time with the Five-Year Impact Factor and trend graph.
- Seamlessly link with other interfaces: Full integration with Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge lets you link from Web of Science to JCR Web, from JCR journal records to ulrichsweb.com and recent Current Contents Connect tables of contents, and to and from your library’s OPAC
WHO USES IT and WHY:
- Librarians can support, evaluate and document the value of their library research investments.
- Publishers can determine journals’ influence in the marketplace, to review editorial policies and strategic direction, monitor competitors, and identify new opportunities.
- Authors and editors can identify the most appropriate, influential journals in which to publish.
- Researchers can discover where to find the current reading list in their respective fields.
- Information analysts and bibliometricians can track bibliometric and citation trends and patterns.
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