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Top publishers denied impact factors for journals


Taylor & Francis and Springer Nature among big names with journals suppressed for citation anomalies

Some of the world’s leading academic publishers have had their journals excluded from receiving impact factors because of unusual citation activity, Research Professional News can reveal. 

Clarivate, the company that calculates impact factors, said it had suppressed three journals “without presumption or accusation of wrongdoing” in this year’s Journal Citation Reports. (Research Professional News is an editorially independent part of Ex Libris, which is owned by Clarivate.)

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