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Citation Distribution

Although traditional journal metrics such as journal impact factors, download numbers, and usage factors give some indication of a journal's performance, they also have their flaws and give a distorted image. One good alternative to traditional journal metrics are citation distribution graphs, showing how many papers published in the journal were cited how many times.

The below graphs show the distribution of number of citations in one year to papers published in the two preceding years. For example, the 2019 graph shows citations in 2019 to papers published in 2017 and 2018.

Data are taken from the JCR published by Clarivate. 

Click each chart for a larger, interactive version.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    68 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    41 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    147 days from submission to acceptance
    12 days from acceptance to publication

    Usage 
    519,553 downloads
    1,150 Altmetric mentions

    Citations
    Click here to see citation distribution in recent years 

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