Each year we get a number of phone calls and emails asking when we’ll release this year’s edition of Journal Citation Reports. We're happy to announce the 2008 Journal Citation Reports® were released Friday, June 19th, 2009. There are a number of exciting new elements in this latest release of Journal Citation Reports, our comprehensive tool for systematically evaluating the world's leading journals.
In addition to adding over 400 new titles in the Science and Social Sciences Editions, the latest release will deliver:
350+ titles with their first ever Journal Impact Factor
First ever update to new metrics: Five Year Impact Factors and Eigenfactor™ Metrics (available only in JCR® Web)
More than 8,000 of the world’s most highly cited, peer-reviewed journals o Over 6,500 in the Science edition, and o Almost 2,000 in the Social Sciences edition
The largest time-trend analyses ever available
Journal Citation Reports includes journals from 3,300 publishers in approximately 227 disciplines, from 60 countries. Here are some other interesting facts:
Articles in JCR-covered titles were cited 30,991,827 times in the year 2008
These journals published 1,009,837 scholarly items and 475,398 editorial, correspondence, news and other items.
Our editorial team analyzed 44,025,768 cited references from journals and proceedings for this latest release.
Over the next week we’ll be adding additional commentary surrounding this latest release, and we look forward to hearing your comments about new titles, new metrics, and whether this update changes any perspective you have of today's journal landscape. You can bookmark this blog or subscribe to its RSS feed to stay up to date on the latest news about this release.