Title Suppressions

Metrics for the titles listed below are not published due to anomalous citation patterns found in the 2015 citation data. These patterns result in a significant distortion of the Journal Impact Factor and rank that does not accurately reflect the journal’s citation performance in the literature. The Journal Impact Factor provides an important and objective measure of a journal’s contribution to scholarly communication. In the interest of fairness and accuracy for all journals, the distortion of the Journal Impact Factor by an excessive concentration of citations gives rise to the need for suppression. JCR staff will monitor these journals going forward and the titles will be included in a future edition of JCR when the anomalous patterns are resolved. Coverage of these journals in Web of Science and other Clarivate Analytics products is not immediately affected by suppression from the JCR, however, the titles may be subject to review to determine if they continue to meet the quality and publication standards necessary for inclusion in Web of Science. More information on journal suppression is available at: http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/jcr-suppression.pdf.

A list of title suppressions for previous years can be downloaded here.

JCR Title

Full Title

Type

APPL CLIN INFORM

Applied Clinical Informatics

Stacking

ARAB J GEOSCI

Arabian Journal of Geosciences

Self

ARCH METALL MATER

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

Self

AUST J POLIT SCI

Australian Journal of Political Science

Self

CLEAN TECHNOL ENVIR

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Self

ENVIRON EARTH SCI

Environmental Earth Sciences

Self

FORENSIC TOXICOL

Forensic Toxicology

Self

HOMEOPATHY

Homeopathy

Self

IET POWER ELECTRON

IET Power Electronics

Self

J FUSION ENERG

Journal of Fusion Energy

Self

J MANUF SCI E-T ASME

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the ASME

Self

J MARITAL FAM THER

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Self

J MED SYST

Journal of Medical Systems

Self

J NON-EQUIL THERMODY

Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Self

J PHYS THER SCI

Journal of Physical Therapy Science

Self

J POLITENESS RES-LAN

Journal of Politeness Research-Language Behaviour Culture

Self

METHOD INFORM MED

Methods of Information in Medicine

Stacking

REGUL CHAOTIC DYN

Regular & Chaotic Dynamics

Self

This table lists the categories for each journal (note that each journal may be included in multiple categories), the percentage of citations in the Journal Impact Factor numerator that are self cites, and the distortion in category rank due to self cites.  The distortion in category rank is based on analysis of all journals in all categories of the JCR ranked both with and without the inclusion of self cites.  Here distortion equals the percentage shift in rank with self cites included versus excluded.

Self Citation Suppressed Titles with Key Data Points*

Full title

Category

% Self cites in JIF numerator

% Distortion of category rank

Arabian Journal of Geosciences

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

54%

34%

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering

55%

25%

Australian Journal of Political Science

Political Science

63%

39%

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Environmental Sciences

62%

37%

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Engineering, Environmental

62%

32%

Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy

Green & Sustainable Science & Technology

62%

24%

Environmental Earth Sciences

Water Resources

52%

40%

Environmental Earth Sciences

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

52%

34%

Environmental Earth Sciences

Environmental Sciences

52%

27%

Forensic Toxicology

Toxicology

53%

36%

Homeopathy

Integrative & Complementary Medicine

71%

48%

IET Power Electronics

Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

63%

37%

Journal of Fusion Energy

Nuclear Science & Technology

52%

30%

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the ASME

Engineering, Mechanical

57%

28%

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the ASME

Engineering, Manufacturing

57%

33%

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Psychology, Clinical

72%

57%

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Family Studies

72%

44%

Journal of Medical Systems

Health Care Sciences & Services

62%

56%

Journal of Medical Systems

Medical Informatics

62%

57%

Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Mechanics

50%

30%

Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

50%

26%

Journal of Physical Therapy Science

Rehabilitation

78%

58%

Journal of Politeness Research-Language Behaviour Culture

Linguistics

63%

25%

Regular & Chaotic Dynamics

Mechanics

53%

36%

Regular & Chaotic Dynamics

Mathematics, Applied

53%

28%

Regular & Chaotic Dynamics

Physics, Mathematical

53%

33%


Citation Stacking Suppressed Titles with Key Data Points*
 

Recipient Journal

Donor Journal

% JIF Numerator

% Exchange to JIF Years

Applied Clinical Informatics

Methods of Information in Medicine

39%

86%

* These key data points as well as other factors are considered in the suppression decision.


This table lists the recipient and donor journal pairs along with the percentage of citations in the Journal Impact Factor numerator that are from the donor to the recipient (x% of the JIF Numerator cites to Recipient journal from Donor journal).  The percentage exchange to the Journal Impact Factor years is the proportion of all citations from donor to recipient (all years) that reference the two years considered in the Journal Impact Factor calculation (x% of all citations from Donor to Recipient were concentrated in the Journal Impact Factor years)
.