About Citable Items

Citable items are those items that comprise the figure in the denominator of the Journal Impact Factor calculation.  These items are those identified in the Web of Science as an article, review or proceedings paper and are considered the substantive articles that contribute to the body of scholarship in a particular research field and those most likely to be cited by other articles. Other forms of journal content, such as editorial materials, letters, and meetings abstracts, are not considered as citable items.