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Almost 9,000 journals to get impact factors for first time

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Arts and humanities journals to be allocated metric used to assess scholarly impact

Almost 9,000 journals will receive impact factors for the first time, after the company that calculates the number announced an expansion of the range of disciplines that will be covered.

Clarivate announced on 26 July that it will expand the Journal Impact Factor to its arts and humanities index and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index from 2023. JIFs were previously calculated only for journals in the company’s science and social science indexes. (Research Professional News is an editorially independent part of Ex Libris, which is owned by Clarivate.)

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