JACR Earns First Scopus CiteScore Ranking

JACR was accepted by Scopus in 2020 and has now received its debut 2020 Scopus CiteScore of 5.6 (Elsevier B.V., 2021). This excellent debut score puts JACR in the top quartile in all three of our Scopus subject categories: (1) Applied Psychology, (2) Economics and Econometrics, and (3) Marketing.

• CiteScore: 5.6
• Applied Psychology: 85th percentile
• Economics and Econometrics: 90th percentile
• Marketing: 79th percentile

Scopus’s 2020 CiteScore counts the citations received in 2017-2020 to articles, reviews, conference papers, book chapters, and data papers published in 2017-2020, and divides this by the number of these documents published in 2017-2020. While serving a similar bibliometric function to Clarivate’s Impact Factor metric, CiteScore counts citations cumulatively, from the year of publication until the end of the calculation window, which is up to four years.

As the official journal of the Association for Consumer Research, JACR started publishing four themed issues a year in 2016. JACR is unique as an academic journal in its focus on addressing substantive problems faced by business and society. Our inaugural CiteScore is a strong signal that we are publishing useful, high-impact research! This is also clear from an examination of the articles we publish, as all address important and relevant topics. A special congratulations go to the authors of JACR’s top-cited articles. A list of papers representing the top-cited papers from each volume can be found at the end of this page.

Further evidence of the success of our young journal comes from the high Altmetric scores and the awards received by papers published in JACR. Ward et al.’s (2017) “Brain Drain” paper was the number one paper on the Financial Times list of Business School Research with Social Impact, based on Altmetric with a score of 3,956 (now 4,239). A more recent paper, Warren and Campbell’s (2021) “The Sleep-Deprived Masculinity Stereotype,” already has an Altmetric score of 5,422. Two JACR papers won 2021 AMA-EBSCO Responsible Research in Marketing Awards: Baker and Baker’s (2016) “The Bounce in Our Steps from Shared Material Resources in Cultural Trauma and Recovery” and Hill et al.’s (2016) “Dehumanization and Restriction inside a Maximum Security Prison.”

JACR’s unique focus on substantive topics and its quick review cycles with deep and helpful feedback from leading scholars in the topic area is great for authors, but also allows us to be a catalyst for spurring research on important topics. Our most recent July 2021 issue is on the important topic of addiction and maladaptive consumption, and forthcoming issues will address insights learned from COVID-19, consumption collectives, healthcare and medical decision making, political ideology and consumption, and interventions for healthier eating.

Please take a look at our website to see the calls for papers for future issues on important substantive topics that are or will soon be seeking submissions, including:

• Racism and Discrimination in the Marketplace – submissions due by October 1, 2021.
• The Pandemic Transformed Economy – submissions due by January 1, 2022.
• Climate Change: Consumer Understanding, Response, and Interventions – submissions due by April 1, 2022.
• Financial Decision Making – submissions due by July 1, 2022.
• Narratives: Understanding How Consumers Use and Respond to Stories – submissions due by October 1, 2022.

I hope everyone in the JACR community shares my excitement about our strong debut in Scopus and my enthusiasm for our young journal’s success to date and our future trajectory. I encourage you to submit your best work to our future issues. Please watch the JACR website, your email, and social media for announcements regarding future JACR issues and webinars.

Vicki G. Morwitz
JACR Editor-in-Chief

Most cited JACR article in each year of publication*

• Porpino, G. (2016), “Household food waste behavior: Avenues for future research,” JACR 1:1
• Ward, A.F., Duke, K., Gneezy, A., Bos, M.W. (2017), “Brain drain: The mere presence of one’s own smartphone reduces available cognitive capacity,” JACR 2:2
• Lee, L., Inman, J.J., Argo, J.J., Böttger, T., Dholakia, U., Gilbride, T., van Ittersum, K., Kahn, B., Kalra, A., Lehmann, D.R., McAlister, L.M., Shankar, V., Tsai, C.I. (2018), “From browsing to buying and beyond: The needs-adaptive shopper journey model,” JACR 3:3
• Castelo, N., Schmitt, B., Sarvary, M. (2019), “Human or robot? Consumer responses to radical cognitive enhancement products,” JACR 4:3
• Free icon Goldsmith, K., Griskevicius, V., Hamilton, R. (2020), “Scarcity and consumer decision making: Is scarcity a mindset, a threat, a reference point, or a journey?” JACR 5:4
• Free icon Turel, O., Bechara, A. (2021), “A triple-system neural model of maladaptive consumption,” JACR 6:3

* ACR members have access to all papers. 

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