SICOT-J receives the new Journal Citation Indicator
- Published on 03 September 2021
We are pleased to announce that SICOT-J has received the new Journal Citation Indicator as part of this year’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR)™ from Clarivate. With a Journal Citation Indicator of 0.66, SICOT-J is proving to be a trusted source of high quality research and its reputation continues to grow within the field of orthopaedics and traumatology.
The Journal Citation Indicator is a new metric in 2021 which measures the citation impact of a journal’s recent publications over three years. According to Clarivate, “the Journal Citation Indicator provides a single journal-level metric that can be easily interpreted and compared across disciplines.” For SICOT-J, the Journal Citation Indicator shows a particularly promising result as it ranks 56 out of 117 journals in the Orthopaedics category comparing favourably with more established titles.
With the new Journal Citation Indicator, SICOT-J appears in the JCR™ for the first time. It is already listed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of the Web of Science Core Collection™. Now that the Journal Citation Indicator has been applied, we hope and expect that a Journal Impact Factor (JIF)™ and 5 Year Impact Factor will follow shortly enabling a move from the ESCI to the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).
SICOT-J is the official, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) whose members enjoy a 30% discount for publishing in the journal. It was launched in 2014 and is already indexed in Scopus. It was recently awarded the DOAJ Seal for demonstrating “best practice in open access publishing”.