Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Academic Journals/Resources

Add topic
Active discussions
WikiProject Academic Journals (talk)
Resources (talk) Writing guide (talk) Assessment (talk) Notability guidelines (talk) Journals cited by Wikipedia (talk)

WikiProject Academic Journals (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Academic Journals, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Academic Journals on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Project This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

JCR for various yearsEdit

User:Randykitty, could you create a template for Journal Citation Reports for various years (say 2000-present), like

  • 2000-2008 Thompson ISI
    • Template
  • 2009-2015 Thomson Reuters
    • Template
  • 2016-present Clarivate Analytics
    • Template

Both for the plain jane IF, and for the category rankings. If you do that, I'll be able to come up with a very very nifty thing that will save us a lot of headaches. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 01:24, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

  • I'm sorry, but I'm absolutely helpless when it comes to templates. I'm not even sure what you mean... (I was quite proud that the edit I made the other day to the infobox template turned out to be correct, but that was just changing a wikilink...) What would this proposed template do? List IFs from 2000 on? I'm not sure that's worth our time and effort. Nobody is really interested in old IFs. I think I've seen once or twice that a journal lists IF's over the last couple of years, but >99% of journals just list the current year IF. That's also the only statistic that authors are interested in... --Randykitty (talk) 09:14, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

@Randykitty: I mean if you give citation templates with pre-filled generic information about JCR. Like

2016-2018 IF
2009-2015 IF
  • ...
  • ...
1998-2008 IF
  • ...
  • ...

Or whatever the dates are. Then I'll be able to turn those into a one-size-fits-all {{Cite JCR}}. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 13:41, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Impact factorEdit

I've just replied to a Help Desk question about updating the impact factor for Neuromodulation (journal). I answered the question, but it seems strange to me that we should accept a piece of marketing information in an article that is sourced only to the publisher. Is this the norm for our handling of academic journals? --ColinFine (talk) 21:12, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

  1. ^ a b "JOURNALNAME". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018. Cite error: The named reference "WoS" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).