On the suppression of FSI genetics from the 2019 journal citations report

Angel Carracedo, John M. Butler, Leonor Gusmao, Adrian Linacre, Walther Parson, Peter M. Schneider, Peter M. Vallone, Marielle Vennemann

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Abstract

As a journal, we recently received the disappointing and perplexing news that Clarivate (the company responsible for running the Web of Science) has decided that Forensic Science International: Genetics will not be receiving a Journal Impact Factor (JIF) in this year’s release of the Journal Citations Report (JCR). This is a consequence of what Clarivate perceives to be atypical levels of self-citation in comparison to other journals in the same categories as FSI Genetics. In this editorial, we outline why we believe this does not take into account the specific context of FSI Genetics, being a highly specialized journal, and also underline why FSI Genetics remains the leader in disseminating high-quality research in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102357
Number of pages3
JournalForensic Science International: Genetics
Volume48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Journal Impact Factor
  • JIF
  • Journal Citations Report
  • JCR
  • atypical
  • self-citation

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    Carracedo, A., Butler, J. M., Gusmao, L., Linacre, A., Parson, W., Schneider, P. M., Vallone, P. M., & Vennemann, M. (2020). On the suppression of FSI genetics from the 2019 journal citations report. Forensic Science International: Genetics, 48, [102357]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsigen.2020.102357