On June 26, 2018, the latest update of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) was released by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson Reuters).
It is important to note that this latest release of JCR provides 2017 data. The 2018 data will be made available in the 2019 JCR release next June.
According to Clarivate Analytics: “The latest update to the JCR includes 11,655 total journals across 234 disciplines and 80 countries. On average, Journal Impact Factor scores increased by 10%.”
A complete list of the journal titles covered in this year’s JCR can be viewed in their 2018 titles booklet (PDF) or by searching the database via the MSK Library’s subscription that may be accessed via the MSK Library’s A-Z database list.
Of greater interest to authors may be the list of 2018 journals that received their first Journal Impact Factor with this latest data release. Being assigned a JCR Impact Factor adds a certain degree of legitimacy to a journal title and is one of the quality indicators that should be considered when exploring journal options for submitting a manuscript to for publication.
Among the newly included titles for this year, these journals in particular appeared to be potentially of interest to the MSK community:
CANCER BIOLOGY & MEDICINE (Peoples R China)
JOURNAL FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY OF CANCER (England)
JOURNAL OF GASTRIC CANCER (South Korea)
FRONTIERS IN ONCOLOGY (Switzerland)
JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY (United States)
JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY PRACTICE (United States)
SEMINARS IN ONCOLOGY NURSING (United States)
WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL ONCOLOGY (United States)
ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY (United States)
COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY (England)
HAND SURGERY & REHABILITATION (France)
HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY AND NUTRITION (Hong Kong)
OPERATIVE NEUROSURGERY (United States)
QUANTITATIVE IMAGING IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Peoples R China)
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OLDER PEOPLE NURSING (England)
PHILOSOPHY ETHICS AND HUMANITIES IN MEDICINE (England)
JAMA CARDIOLOGY (United States)
NATURE MICROBIOLOGY (England)
PSYCHOLOGY & SEXUALITY (England)
JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY (United States)
JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL EDUCATION (United States)
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE (Switzerland)
JOURNAL OF CHILDRENS ORTHOPAEDICS (Germany)