May 19, 2022

Research Analytics: Thomson Reuters Rolling Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators into NextGen InCites

Highlights From a Thomson Reuters News Release:

Essential Science Indicators and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) are being rolled into next generation InCites creating a seamless connection across the platform.

The launch of this year’s Journal Citation Reports including the much anticipated Journal Impact Factors – will coincide with the release of the next generation InCites on July 29, 2014.


Next generation InCites uses citation metrics from the Web of Science as the foundation for objective analytics that evaluate output, performance and trends.


Subscribers of both Web of Science and InCites will see the valuable metrics of highly cited authors, hot papers and journal impact factors embedded within search results to provide an analytics-based discovery experience.


The redesign [InCites] includes new visualizations and analysis of Journal Impact Factors with direct linking from JCR to article-level data for open, transparent analysis alongside data on top research/researchers in Essential Science Indicators. InCites is the first to support third-party partner content for even deeper industry intelligence such as media monitoring and integration with ranking providers.

Here’s a bit more.

Patricia Brennan, VP of product and market strategy at Thomson Reuters, shared this with infoDOCKET about other ways to acquire access to JCR and ESI.

Aside from InCites, JCR (Journal Citation Reports) and ESI [Essential Science Indicators] are also available as a package offering with  access to both standalone applications.

Our platform is set up so that customers access the sets of content and analyses that they need. And we have created linkages across these products so that when a customer subscribes to more than one the intrinsic value of both is enhanced by those linkages and a customer can access one as a standalone or many as integrated units. We also offer bundling options in different markets.

See Also: Background and Screenshots of NextGen InCites (Provided by Thomson Reuters)

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