July 29, 2021

Clarivate is Introducing New Open Access Data into Web of Science Journal Citation Reports, Feature Will Be in Beta Until Release of  2020 Journal Citation Reports in June

From a Clarivate Announcement:

Clarivate Analytics today announced the addition of open access data to Journal Citation Reports profile pages to increase transparency around open access models in scholarly publishing.

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For the approximately 5,200 hybrid journals in Journal Citation Reports, readers will now quickly and easily be able to identify:

  • the number of papers published via the traditional subscription model, and
  • those published via Creative Commons licenses.

Read the Complete Launch Announcement

More from a Clarivate Blog Post by Dr. Nandita Quader

The new descriptive feature uses Our Research (formerly ImpactStory) data to identify content published under a Creative Commons license (gold OA) and allows it to be easily differentiated from subscription or free to read content (which may not be free to re-use.) This provides funders, publishers, librarians, and researchers with transparent, publisher-neutral information about the relative contribution of gold OA articles to a journal’s overall volume of content and citations. The feature is in beta until the release of the 2020 Journal Citation Reports in June.

The new descriptive feature uses Our Research (formerly ImpactStory) data to identify content published under a Creative Commons license (gold OA) and allows it to be easily differentiated from subscription or free to read content (which may not be free to re-use.) This provides funders, publishers, librarians, and researchers with transparent, publisher-neutral information about the relative contribution of gold OA articles to a journal’s overall volume of content and citations. The feature is in beta until the release of the 2020 Journal Citation Reports in June.

Introducing this additional data into JCR will help us all understand the impact of scholarly content published via gold OA, and publishers and funders will be able to make better informed, more confident decisions on open access policy and strategy, furthering their objectives of increasing transparency around open access to academic research.

Read the Complete Blog Post

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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