Citation analysis of the journal of bone metabolism from Korean citation index, web of science, and scopus

Byung Ho Yoon, Bo Kwon Hwang, Eun Ae Jung, Deog Yoon Kim

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Background: Nine years have passed since the Journal of Bone Metabolism (JBM) was launched as an English journal in 2012; it was finally included in Scopus in January 2019. Therefore, this study aimed to provide evidence of increased international recognition based on journal metrics and reflect on its efforts to be recognized as a top-notch journal. Methods: Databases, such as the Web of Science (WoS), Scopus, Korean Citation Index (KCI), and citation indicators, including the impact factor (IF) and SCImago journal rank (SJR) were reviewed and calculated according to years, and the results were drawn. Furthermore, country-wise contributions and top-cited articles were also investigated. Results: The JBM 2020 IF was 2.17 in the WoS. The 2020 SJR in Scopus was 0.334, with a ranking of 165/219 (75.3%) in the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism category. The 2020 KCI was 0.42. Of 263 articles, 260 were citable (98.9%), and of 176 original articles, 15 (8.5%) were supported by research grants. The total citation of JBM has increased from 16 in 2014 to 141 in 2020; however, its KCI remained stationary from 0.29 in 2015 to 0.42 in 2020. Conclusions: Currently, JBM is increasingly cited by international researchers than Korean researchers, indicating that the journal's content is valued at an international level. Its inclusion in PubMed Central appears to have increased its international relevance; however, publishing English-only articles may hinder its use domestically. Therefore, efforts should be made to increase citation rates and enhance domestic readership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-199
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Bone Metabolism
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • Bibliometrics
  • Databases
  • Factual
  • Journal impact factor
  • PubMed


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