The 2015 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Thomson ISI and effective July 2016 the impact factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.103. This is an increase on the 2014 impact factor, which was 6.035.
Some highlights of the 2015 impact factor include:
- The CDSR is ranked 12th of the 152 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category
- The 5-year impact factor is 6.665, an increase on the 2014 5-Year Impact Factor of 6.536
- The CDSR received 11,523 cites in the 2015 Impact Factor period, compared with 11,932 for the 2014 Impact Factor calculation.
As in previous years, Wiley will compile the main impact factor report and the Cochrane Review Group reports based on the impact factor data along with additional impact data for individual reviews. The reports will be circulated in August 2016. Wiley also plans to run a webinar specifically for Cochrane Groups to provide an overview of the bibliometric data available for the CDSR and to answer any queries have regarding the calculation and interpretation of the impact factor and associated metrics. To register interest in attending the webinar, or for any further information, please email Gavin Stewart and include any questions or areas of interest.