The 2017 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 6.754.
This is a significant increase on the 2016 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.264.
The CDSR Journal Impact Factor is calculated by taking the total number of citations in a given year to all Cochrane Reviews published in the past two years, and dividing that number by the total number of Reviews published in the past 2 years. It is a useful metric for measuring the strength of a journal by how often its publications are cited in scholarly articles.
Some highlights of the CDSR 2017 Journal Impact Factor include:
- The CDSR is ranked 12 of the 154 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category
- The CDSR received 62,332 cites in the 2017 Journal Impact Factor period, compared with 57,740 in 2016
- The five-year Journal Impact Factor is 7.669 compared to 7.084 in 2016.
Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, David Tovey, commented: “I am delighted to see a further rise in Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. There is also a pleasing increase in total citations, and the five year impact factor is strong. All of these data demonstrate the usage and impact of our reviews, and reflect enormous credit on our contributors and groups.”