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Free Content Casting a wide net: the Journal Impact Factor numerator

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Abstract:

All metrics published in the Journal Citation Reports are dependent on the complete and correct aggregation of citations to each journal title. Here, we explain how unique cited titles are created for Thomson Reuters indexing, and how variations and ambiguities in titles are collected in order to create the Journal Impact Factor numerator.

Document Type: Case Report

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/20110208

Publication date: April 1, 2011

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

    Learned Publishing is the journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, published in collaboration with the Society for Scholarly Publishing. The journal is published quarterly in January/April/July/October.

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