JWS ranked highly in the 2015 Google Scholar Metrics data

Google released its 2015 Google Scholar Metrics data, which estimates the visibility and influence of journals and selected conferences based on citations to articles published in 2010-2014.

The primary measure is the h5-index, defined for a publication venue as the largest number h such that h articles published in it in the last five years have at least h citations each. A related measure, h5-median is also computed as the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The Journal of Web Semantics 2015 h5-index was 36 and its h5-median was 56, putting the journal at 14th in the Google-defined  Databases and Information Systems category and 17th among all venues whose names contain one of the words web, semantics, knowledge, intelligence or intelligent.