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Available now! 2008 Journal Citation Reports®

by ‎06-16-2009 04:25 PM - edited ‎06-30-2009 05:09 PM

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.


Message Edited by kdenk on 06-22-2009 09:24 AM
Message Edited by kdenk on 06-30-2009 05:09 PM

on ‎06-18-2009 01:34 PM

I wish to see it very much


on ‎06-19-2009 10:01 AM
Today is Friday, June 19th. Are you releasing it sometime today?
on ‎06-20-2009 10:38 AM
I'm new to this forum. Can someone explain to me how do I view the IF for 2008? Do I have to be a subscriber? Is it free access? Thanks.
on ‎06-22-2009 09:50 AM

Hi Eddy,


Yes we released last Friday, June 19th. If you are a current subscriber you will see the new features in the product.




Yes you must be a subscriber to JCR to view IF for 2008.




on ‎06-22-2009 12:32 PM

When will ISI be publishing the 2008 IF for Biointerphases?

Thanks in advance

on ‎06-26-2009 09:27 AM
Are there any suggestions for reporting inconsistencies in the data reported in Web of Science and possibly the Impact Factor? I am looking for someone to contact in this regard. Please help! Thanks!
on ‎06-26-2009 10:38 AM



You can submit a ticket to request a data change here: or visit our Support page at and explore different options. I hope this helps.

on ‎07-07-2009 10:40 AM
Update: This week we'll post a list of the titles in the 2008 JCR with their first ever Impact Factor.
on ‎07-22-2009 03:32 PM


BIOINTERPHASES encountered a problem during the JCR production that resulted in its failure to appear in the first loading of the JCR 2008 data.

JCR Web will be reloaded with new data in September (final date to be announced), and will include a Journal Impact Factor and other JCR metrics for BIOINTERPHASES.  




on ‎09-08-2009 01:00 AM

I wish to see it very much!

on ‎11-09-2009 08:33 PM

How to see JCR 2008

Any one will help me

on ‎11-10-2009 08:54 AM
JCR is a subscription product.  Ask your librarian if your institution has access. 
on ‎08-11-2010 07:00 AM

I am a new academic researcher and I am a bit lost in this "academic jungle". I want to know where I can find JCR impact factor for 2008 and 2009. I´ve only found newly updated journals. Please tell me where can I find since I am a bit lost.


Thanks a lot

on ‎08-11-2010 07:50 AM


Journal Impact Factors are published in the Journal Citation Reports, a web-only subscription product from Thomson Reuters.  Check with your librarian to see if you have access.

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