Thomson Reuters Releases the 2007 Journal Citation Reports

    Highly Anticipated Metrics Include Updated Journal Impact Factors

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, July 1 /CNW/ -- The Scientific business of
Thomson Reuters today announced the release of the 2007 Journal Citation
Reports, available to subscribers of the JCR. The metrics in the JCR have come
to define journal performance across disciplines and institutions worldwide.
    JCR presents quantitative data that provide a systematic, objective way
to evaluate the world's leading journals and their impact and influence in the
global research community. In addition to the benefits these metrics offer to
individuals and institutions, JCR and Impact Factors may be used to benchmark
performance against competitors to create better market strategy.
    "These data are recognized as accurate and reliable, allowing the
research community to make strategic decisions confidently," said James
Pringle, vice president of product development for the Scientific business of
Thomson Reuters. "However, it's important to note that citation metrics should
support -- but never substitute for -- informed peer judgment in research
    The Journal Citation Reports includes for each journal:
    -- Count of scholarly items published in 2007.
    -- Total number of citations to the journal in 2007.
    -- Immediacy index:  the average number of times a journal's current
articles are cited in the year of publication.
    -- Impact Factor:  the average number of citations in 2007 to articles a
journal published in the previous two years.
    -- Cited and citing journal data:  the citation network that identifies
publications exchanging citations with each journal, and defining its role in
the literature.
    JCR includes virtually all subject specialties in science, technology,
and the social sciences as well as over 1,400 publishers from 66 nations. For
more information on Journal Citation Reports, please visit
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