New version of InCites JCR Impact Factors now available on Web of Science

5499_226x169_incitesUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and research support staff can now access the 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) with 2014 Journal Impact Factors through the InCites JCR Impact Factors.

In addition, when searching in Web of Science, the full record pages for articles include direct links to the JCR entry for the journal in which the article is published (if the journal is covered by JCR).

New features in this release include:

  • 272 Journals – including European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Evaluation, and Frontiers in Neuroscience – received their first Journal Impact Factor.
  • A list of the new titles in the JCR and a list of all journals are now available.
  • 39 titles have been suppressed: no metrics are published for these titles, due to anomalous citation patters in the 2014 citation data.
  • General information about title suppression, as well as the list of suppressed titles for 2014, is available in the Help section of the JCR.
  • Filter by Open Access status
  • See Open Access status on the Journal Profile page.

These new metrics are available:

  • Journal Impact Factor Percentile transforms the rank in category by Journal Impact Factor into a percentile, allowing more meaningful cross-category comparison. Available in the Rank table on the Journal Profile Pages.
  • Normalized Eigenfactor® is the Eigenfactor Score, which has been normalized by rescaling the total number of journals in the JCR each year so that the average journal has a score of 1. Journals can then be compared and influence measured by their score relative to 1. Available in both the Journal Rankings grid and on Journal Profile Pages.
  • Percentage of Articles in Citable Items gives information on what proportion of a journal’s citable items are Articles vs. Reviews. Available in both the Journal Rankings grid and on Journal Profile Pages

A 5-minute Web of Science training presentation of all new 2015 JCR features is available via YouTube.

The Journal Impact Factor

The Journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from a journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year. For example, a 2014 Journal Impact Factor of 1.906 means that, on average, an article published in the journal in 2012 or 2013 received 1.906 citations in 2014.

This Web of Science Training Quick Tour video is highly recommended to get an idea of how to use JCR on the InCites platform. If you have questions about the JCR or the Journal Impact Factor, please contact your library and Ask Us for assistance.