Science | Jeffrey Brainard and Matt Warren | June 27, 2018
Clarivate Analytics issued an update (June 26) of the Journal impact factors. It now includes “a distribution curve displaying the total number of articles and other items published in a journal versus the number of times each item was cited. The median number of citations for all of the journal’s research articles and review articles is also identified on the curve.”
“Users can drill down into the underlying data to see, for example, the titles of the most highly cited items and, in a separate list, the citations and articles that went into the calculation of the journal’s impact factor.
The dashboard also displays summary information characterizing a journal’s citations by type of article. This allows users to see, for example, what proportion came from research articles versus review articles. Another chart shows how the journal’s impact factor has fluctuated over recent years.”