Journal Citation Report Impact Factor

2014

Impact Factor Score: .562 (22 out of 65 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2014 to articles published in 2012 and 2013.

5-Year Impact Factor Score: 0.855 (16 out of 65 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2014 to articles published from 2009 to 2013

Immediacy Index Score: 0.087 (23 out of 65 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2014 of articles published in 2014

Article Influence® Score: 0.451 (17 out of 65 Area Studies journals)

© 2015 Thomson Reuters, Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Journal Citation Reports

2013

Impact Factor Score: .444 (27 out of 63 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2013 to articles published in 2011 and 2012.

5-Year Impact Factor Score: 0.552 (21 out of 63 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2012 to articles published from 2008 to 2012

Immediacy Index Score: 0.087 (25 out of 63 Area Studies journals) – cites in 2013 of articles published in 2013

Article Influence® Score: 0.255 (31 out of 63 Area Studies journals)

© 2014 Thomson Reuters, Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Journal Citation Reports

 

Note: We maintain a sustained and in-depth intellectual and administrative interest in the various debates concerning the uses, meanings, and limits of bibliometric indexes such as the annual JCR reports. We list the information above not as an unthinking endorsement of the use of these indexes to define notions of “quality,” but as information that forms part of a larger set of ongoing attempts to map the patterns and understand the meanings of scholarly communications in the digital age. Although Pacific Affairs embraces careful and contextualized use of all bibliometric data, our view is that the 5-Year Impact Factor (regardless of our absolute and/or relative numbers) is likely the most significant measure, given that we aspire to publish articles that based on the depth of empirical research and the clarity of the arguments will ideally retain their relevance for at least five years after their publication.

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