Table 5.
Number of journals whose change in IF (Δf(c)) due to their highest-cited paper was greater than the threshold in the first column. For example, 381 journals had their IF boosted more than 0.5 points by their most cited paper. Publication years = 2015–2016, Citation year = 2017. Data from JCR. Total number of papers in data set is 3,090,630, published in 11,639 journals
Volatility, Δf(c*) (threshold)No. journals above threshold% all journals
0.1 3,881 33.3%
0.25 1,061 9.1%
0.5 381 3.3%
0.75 221 1.9%
140 1.2%
1.5 73 0.6%
41 0.4%
21 0.2%
11 0.1%
0.1%
10 0.03%
50 0.01%
Volatility, Δf(c*) (threshold)No. journals above threshold% all journals
0.1 3,881 33.3%
0.25 1,061 9.1%
0.5 381 3.3%
0.75 221 1.9%
140 1.2%
1.5 73 0.6%
41 0.4%
21 0.2%
11 0.1%
0.1%
10 0.03%
50 0.01%
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