For the next few posts I will be digging into the citation data for JGR-ES. I want to look at how the papers from JGR-ES accumulates citations — from which journals, over what time frame, when citations peaks occur, etc.
My motivation is to look at how actual papers accrue citations relative to the 2 and 5 year windows over which the ‘Journal Impact Factor’ (JIF) is calculated. Therefore I want to show the history of ‘normal’ (2 year) and 5 year JIF for JGR-ES and the other three geomorphology journals that I have focused on previously. All data was downloaded from the Journal Citation Report.
- I excluded ESurf from the 5 yr JIF plot because it hasn’t been published for 5 years.
- JGR-ES had its first individual JIF calculated this year, previously it was combined with the 6 other JGR sections.