Citations, impact and usage

February 13, 2017 | James Hardcastle, Research Manager and Tiffany Drake, Product Data Analyst

What is the Emerging Sources Citation Index?


The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) was launched in late 2015 as a new database within Clarivate Analytics’ (formally Thomson Reuters’) Web of Science.  Around 3,000 journals were selected for coverage at launch, spanning the full range of subject areas. As of February 2017, the database contains 5,578 journals, approximately 530 of which are Taylor & Francis journals.…

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April 25, 2016 | Felicity Davies, Product Data Analyst

Citations top tips


Would you like to increase the impact of your journal? Do you have a paper that you feel should be especially well-cited? Here are some of the most popular ideas on how to achieve this...
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March 15, 2016 | Jennifer Lien Managing Editor

Building a Conversazione around impact and engagement in today’s publishing world


On a balmy Monday evening, scholars, academic administrators, research funders, and librarians joined Taylor & Francis representatives at the former Singapore-branch of the Kwangtung Provincial Bank for an evening of ‘conversazione’ around current best practices for promoting and measuring the impact and engagement of research output. Read the top takeaways from the event.
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September 14, 2015 | Paul Naish Publisher

“Father” of the impact factor examines the metric in a new article


Eugene Garfield is widely known as the “father” of the impact factor. He first suggested the concept of an impact factor in 1955, and he jointly created them in the early 1960s, along with Irving H. Sher. The use and value of impact factors is controversial for a number of reasons; however their importance is not in doubt, and they remain a key metric in journal publishing today.
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February 11, 2015 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Citations, self-citations, and citation stacking


We have covered the diverse range of citation metrics in previous posts and although their number continues to grow, the Impact Factor is still the most important. Despite increasing concerns about how the Impact Factor is being used, far beyond its main purpose to evaluate citation profiles of journals, it is a key metric on which authors choose journals and often editors want to ensure theirs is as high as possible.
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September 26, 2014 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Author-level metrics and the H-Index


In a previous post I wrote about journal-level citation metrics. This post will discuss the rise of article- and author-level metrics.

As tools such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar have become more widely accessible, it has become much easier to create metrics at the article level.…

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July 22, 2014 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

New journal citation metric – Impact per Publication


From summer 2014, Scopus and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University will be publishing a new journal-level metric called Impact per Publication (IPP). This metric is similar to Thomson Reuters’ journal Impact Factor (IF), but there are several key differences.
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February 4, 2014 | James Hardcastle Senior Research Executive

Measuring the metrics


During 2013 Taylor & Francis Senior Research Executive James Hardcastle gave a presentation at the Publishers for Development 2013 Conference in London. Watch the video which discusses existing journal- and article-level metrics.
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December 12, 2013 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Journal-level citation metrics


This is the first in a short series of posts on metrics, giving an overview of what they measure, why we use them, and some of their issues.
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November 5, 2013 | David Burgoyne, Senior eProduct Manager

You can COUNTER4 on us!


Usage data for our customers COUNTER4 comes into force on December 31, 2013, and Taylor & Francis will be upgrading Taylor & Francis Online...
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June 26, 2013 | Felicity Davies, Research Executive

Citations and the Impact Factor


What are Impact Factors?

Impact Factors give the average number of citations received by articles in a particular journal; essentially, the average number of times that articles in a particular journal are referenced by other articles.

The Impact Factors, published annually in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), are defined as follows:

Number of citations (references) received in the Impact Factor year to articles published in the two previous years, divided by the number of articles published in these two years.…

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