Newly-Released Impact Factors Show Increases for All 3 NCFR Journals

The results of the annual Journal Citation Report, a standard measure for scientific journals, are now available for the Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF), Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science​ (FR), and Journal of Family Theory & Review (JFTR).  This measurement includes impact factors and a rank by subject category in the Social Sciences Citation Index maintained by Clarivate Analytics.

The two- and five-year impact factors increased for all three journals, and JMF and JFTR increased their ranking.

The impact factor for a journal measures the frequency with which the average article in that journal was cited in a given year. The two- and five-year impact factors for 2017 are listed in the table below along with the new category rankings.  

 

Journal of Marriage and Family

 

2016

2017

2 -year impact factor

2.238

2.802

5-year impact factor

2.997

3.299

Rank in Family Studies

9/43

5/46

Rank in Sociology

17/143

12/146

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Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science

 

2016

2017

2 -year impact factor

1.426

1.727

5-year impact factor

1.949

2.388

Rank in Family Studies

21/43

21/46

Rank in Social Work

11/42

12/42

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Journal of Family Theory & Review

 

2016

2017

2 -year impact factor

1.568

1.837

5-year impact factor*

n/a

n/a

Rank in Family Studies

18/43

17/46

* This journal was accepted for review in 2015 using the journal's 2013 and 2014 volumes. A five-year impact factor will be available beginning in 2018. 

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