Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Impact Factor (IF) is one of the most recognised metrics for rating quality of published work. Many Universities around the world use it as basis for fresh recruitments as well as for promotion. To some, it is almmost synomous to money and more research as grant agencies also consider it to be important.

We bring this interesting piece of news from which many can benefit if they act quickly. Entrance of 9000 new journals means 9000 opportunities especially for early career researchers and others who are not yet so established in research. The journals are not going to lower their peer-review standards but the fact that there are more openings means more acceptance e-mails are likely to flow.

According to Clarivate Analytics, "we’re proud to announce that in the 2023 release of the Journal Citation Reports™, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals will receive a Journal Impact Factor (JIF)™. This 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)™"

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