Database of the week
- Journal Citation Reports: indication of the importance of scientific journals
It is important for researchers to publish in a "good" scientific journal. The most important indicator for this is the so-called journal impact factor. This is a measure of the average number of references to current articles in a scientific journal.
Helen Kopnina works part-time at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Leiden University, and she is the first author of the much-cited article “The ‘future of conservation’ debate: Defending ecocentrism and the Nature Needs Half movement”. This was published in 2018 in the journal "Biological Conservation" with a fairly high impact factor of 4.661
In addition to Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports also provides other bibliometric indicators for academic journals. Furthermore, related information is shown, such as the most important articles, institutes and countries of the referenced publications.