The 2018 Journal Citation Report has just been released by Clarivate Analytics, and we are delighted to announce that Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) Journal Impact Factor is now 7.755. This is an increase on the 2017 Journal Impact Factor, which was 6.754.
This means that, in 2018, a Cochrane Review was cited on average, once every 8 minutes!
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 2 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 it its publications are cited in scholarly articles.
Some highlights of the CDSR 2018 Journal Impact Factor include:
- The CDSR is ranked 11 of the 160 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal category
- The CDSR received 67,607 cites in the 2018 Journal Impact Factor period, compared with 62,332 in 2017
- The 5-Year Journal Impact Factor is 7.949 compared to 7.669 in 2017
Cochrane’s Editor in Chief, Karla Soares-Weiser, commented: “I am delighted to see a rise in Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. We are pleased to see a rise in total citations to now over 67 thousand and the five year impact factor is consistently strong. All of these data demonstrate the usage and impact of Cochrane reviews, and reflect enormous credit on our many thousands of contributors and groups.”
The main Journal Impact Factor report and the Cochrane Review Group reports will be delivered in August 2019.