Quartile Comparison

Quartile Comparisons enable users to compare various quartile ranks from metrics for chosen journals within a given subject category. Users can see how each journal ranks within a given quartile, compared with other journals of their choosing, so long as each is categorized within the same subject. The ability to select multiple quartile metrics simultaneously allows for a comprehensive view of how each journal ranks within metrics for a given year. 

The following example surveys three journals categorized within Food Science & Technology and quartile rankings for each of the available metrics. 

Journal

JIF Quartile

JIF-JSC Quartile

5 Year IF Quartile

Immediacy Index Quaritle

Eigenfactor Quartile

Article Influence Score

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Q1

Q1

Q1

Q1

Q1

Q1

Food Biotechnology

Q4

Q4

Q3

Q4

Q4

Q3

Food Chemistry 

Q1

Q1

Q1

Q1

Q1

Q1

The Quartile Comparisons in view above allow users to see the strengths of journals compared to others in the subject category. Both Food Chemistry  and Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition have high quartile rankings across the chosen metrics, while Food Biotechnology sits in the bottom half of quartile rankings for each metric.