Table 6.
Number of journals whose relative change in IF (Δfr(c)) due to their highest-cited paper was greater than the threshold in the first column. For example, 3,421 journals had their IF boosted more than 10% 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
Relative volatility, Δfr(c*) (threshold)No. journals above threshold% all journals
10% 3,403 29.2%
20% 1,218 10.5%
25% 818 7.0%
30% 592 5.1%
40% 387 3.3%
50% 231 2.0%
60% 174 1.5%
70% 140 1.2%
75% 127 1.1%
80% 124 1.1%
90 101 0.9%
100% 50 0.4%
200 14 0.12%
300% 0.04%
400% 0.01%
Relative volatility, Δfr(c*) (threshold)No. journals above threshold% all journals
10% 3,403 29.2%
20% 1,218 10.5%
25% 818 7.0%
30% 592 5.1%
40% 387 3.3%
50% 231 2.0%
60% 174 1.5%
70% 140 1.2%
75% 127 1.1%
80% 124 1.1%
90 101 0.9%
100% 50 0.4%
200 14 0.12%
300% 0.04%
400% 0.01%
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