The 2016 Journal Citation Report (JCR) has been released by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson ISI), and the 2016 Impact Factor for Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is 6.124. This represents a small increase over the 2015 Impact factor, which was 6.103.
The impact factor is a measure of how often the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the year by the number of new and updated Cochrane Reviews in CDSR over the previous two years. Protocols are not included.
- The CDSR is ranked 14th of 154 journals in the Medicine, General & Internal subject category.
- The CDSR received 57,740 cites in the 2016 Impact Factor period, compared with 47,899 for the 2015 Impact Factor calculation.
- The total number of times the CDSR was cited increased from 47,899 in 2015 to 57,740 in 2015 meaning the CDSR received the 5th highest number of citations in its category.
- The 5-Year Impact Factor is 7.018.
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