How to Measure the Influence of a Journal

In scientific publishing, journal metrics are used to determine the influence of a scholarly journal. Each metric is different, but generally they count the number of citations a journal receives in other people’s work (a sign that the work has been deemed important). Today, the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor published in  Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is the most established journal metric, but other metrics are becoming increasingly important – this infographic provides a simple summary of some of the biggest. Journal Metrics Copy(1)

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