New citation metrics released

We are pleased to announce that The Journal of Physiology (JP) and Experimental Physiology (EP) had another strong year with regard to citation metrics.

JP’s Impact Factor rose slightly from 4.731 to 4.739, ranking it in ninth place out of 84 journals in the Physiology category. EP’s rose from 2.818 to 2.912, going up the ranks by two places to 28th. We expect Physiological Reports (PR) to get its first Impact Factor next year.

JP continues to be the most cited physiology journal, with 48,567 citations made to articles in 2016. Citations to EP also rose, with 5,275 cites in 2016.

JP’s Eigenfactor Score was an impressive 0.04783, hitting top place. This is a rating of the influence of a scientific journal. EP is ranked 25th. EP’s  Eigenfactor is 0.009112, ranking it 25th.

JP’s cited half-life, a measure of the longevity of the articles a journal publishes, remained at over 10 years, the joint highest in the category. EP’s rose from 6.9 years to 7.5 years.

JP rose two places in the Immediacy Indextable, to fifth place with a score of 1.803. The Immediacy Index is the average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published. It indicates how quickly articles in a journal are cited.EP rose a place to 12, with a score of 1.000.

JP’s five year Impact Factor dropped slightly to 4.898, ranking it eighth. EP’s is now 2.937, ranking it 32nd.

The Article Influence Score of 1.748 ranked JP as 8th overall. EP’s dropped marginally to 0.927.  The Article Influence Score  measures the average influence of a journal's articles over the first five years after publication. 

JP’s CiteScore, issued by Scopus,  is 3.51, ranking it 34th out of 169 physiology journals. EP is ranked 72nd  with a score of 2.41. PR’s CiteScore is 0.69, ranking it 150th. The Cite Score is calculated using the citations made in a given year to all articles published in the previous three years.