Journal Journalism Studies receives international recognition from Thomson Reuters
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Journal Journalism Studies is published six times a year.
The journal Journalism Studies has been selected for inclusion in the Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).
The index which is available online provides researchers, academics, students and journalists with access to bibliographic and citation information which can be used for research data, to analyze trends and find journals and researchers.
About 2000 journals apply for inclusion in the index each year but typically only about 5% of applicants pass the evaluation process.
Journal editor Professor Bob Franklin commented, “It’s terrific to have this formal acknowledgement of the editorial strength and global reach of the journal.”
Since its launch ten years ago Journalism Studies has published more than 370 scholarly articles drawn from 35 countries and addressed issues of journalism studies in 47 countries.
Professor Franklin hopes for similar success in the future, “When the sister journal Journalism Practice has completed five years of publication and moved to six issues a year, we will be submitting its editorial record to Thomson Reuters in the hope of similar recognition of its achievements.”
The index ranks the scholarly significance of established journals within a particular field of academic inquiry by establishing the frequency with which the articles published in the journal are referenced in other relevant, cognate and highly ranked journals.
Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice are Edited by Professor Bob Franklin and published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis.