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Wiley’s performance in the 2018 release of Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports (JCR) remains strong, maintaining its position as #3 in terms of the number of titles indexed, articles published, and citations received. Wiley saw a 9.5% increase in JCR articles, giving it a 9.7% overall share (+0.6%) – its biggest increase since 2008.
A total of 1,223 Wiley journals were included in the reports, 58% of these were society publications – reaffirming Wiley’s position as the world’s leading society publishing partner. Wiley journals ranked #1 in 27 categories across 25 titles and achieved 349 top-10 category rankings.
The annual Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is one of the most widely-used sources of citation metrics used to analyze the performance of peer-reviewed journals. The most famous of these metrics, the Impact Factor, is based on the frequency with which an average article is cited in the JCR report year. Alongside other metrics, this makes it an important tool for evaluating a journal’s impact on ongoing research.
“We are pleased with Wiley’s strong performance and increased share in the 2018 JCR results,” said Judy Verses, Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley. “As a customer-focused organization researchers are our ‘North Star’ and at the very core of our mission – we are committed to continually helping our authors, editors, and societies to create impact and support their goals, in order to advance research, discovery and learning.”