The 2022 Journal Citation Reports (with data from 2021) has arrived and, as expected, is affected by COVID-19. How?
The new edition of Journal Citation Reports has been published, based on 2021 data compiled from the Web of Science Core Collection™.
In summary, the JCR shows a strong impact of COVID-19 research on its results. For example, seven journals with a large number of publications on this topic have achieved impact factors above 100.
The report contains data from more than 21,000 journals from 114 countries. More than 5,300 of them publish all their content in open access.
In the journals where ICMAB authors published in 2021, stability is perceived, with the majority growth of the impact factor, compared to the previous JCR.
However, journals such as ACS Catalysis, Environmental Pollution, Green Chemistry, or Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters have dropped out of D1 (decile 1) of their category.
Other journals have dropped down the quartile, such as Acta Crystallographica Section A, Chemical Communications, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Journal of the Electrochemical Society or Scientific Reports.
Others, on the contrary, have risen: Electrochimica Acta, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, or J. Phys.Energy, which are now in Q1 (quartile 1).
In summary, ICMAB authors in 2021 have published 215 articles in journals with an impact factor, 125 in journals in the first quartile (58 %), 48 of them in the first decile of their category (22 %). The average impact factor of the publications is 8.31.