OSLS will have a Journal Impact Factor (JIF)


Clarivate has announced that all Web of Science Core Collection journals will have Journal Impact Factors from 2023 on. This is excellent news for Oñati Socio-Legal Series, which is included in the Core Collection. The announcement was made 26 July.

The change will affect the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports. This change means expanding the JIF from Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) to include journals from the Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), the latter which includes OSLS.

In addition, the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports will display the JIF with one decimal place, rather than the current three decimal places, to encourage users to consider the other indicators and descriptive data in the JCR when comparing journals.

More information can be found in Clarivate's statement.