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Integration of Reuters Journal Citation Reports for Impact factor of journals
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published by the Institute for Scientific Information.
Currently, journal quality is typically assessed by either personal judgment or perhaps more commonly with the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) produced by Thomson Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Knowledge (Furr, 1995; Green & Baskind, 2007; Holden, Rosenberg, & Karker, 2005; Jenson, 2005; Seipel, 2003; Sellers et al.
The Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in scientific publications, as determined by Thomson's Journal Citation Reports.
Journal publishers jostled with each other to proclaim how well they had done when the healthcare and science division of Thomson Reuters released its 2008 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) containing updated impact factors for more than 400 new titles.
A journal's impact may be measured by an objective ranking system developed by Thompson Scientific and reported annually in the Journal Citation Reports.
Come Spring, like all editors of scientific journals, we look out for our 'performance indicators' for the year gone by in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), published by Thomson Scientific, Philadelphia (1).
The annual Journal Citation Reports include a number of indices, the key one being the journal impact factor, despite debate as to its usefulness.