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About RCR Impact Factor

Articles published in RCR have an high impact on the field. We present some data that may give you an overall idea of our citation performance:


1. The articles published from 2015 to 2019 have been cited an average of 9.1 times in Web of Science Core Collection (the number has been published by WoS and collected on October 2019.)


2. The simulated Impact Factor that an external entity (see the source below the image) has calculated using Journal Citation Reports (JCR) statistic is 5.7 for 2018 (Please, note that RCR is not ranked in JCR a nd therefore Clarivate has not provided us with such information.) At RCR, we are sure that the correct number is higher than 4.1, which would make RCR one of the three or four most cited journals in the Communication field. Ask us for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 impact 2018 calculated in may 2019



3. The average number of citations received by the articles we published in 2013-2019 in Google Scholar is 28.8, SD = 28.3; Median = 19.5; min = 0, Max = 103 (Last updated on October 2019.)


4. Scopus CiteScore Tracker gives an impact of 4.6 for 2019 (Last updated by Scoups on February 2020. )


5. Scopus SNIP--which allows to compare impact among fields--is 2.7 for 2018. RCR ranks #3 in Communication of a total of 415 journals, just after Communication Theory and New Media and Society. RCR ranks #81 in Social Sciences of a total of 7,768 journals.

snip 2018

sNIP 2018 ciencias sociales





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