My department requires that papers are published in a journal that has an impact factor and is indexed in Web of Science.
I submitted a paper to one of these and went through four rounds of review, and now my paper is accepted. However, the journal is now considered "On Hold" by Clarivate and is at risk of being removed from their indices:
Concerns have been raised about the quality of the content published in this journal. The journal is being re-evaluated according to our selection criteria; new content will not be indexed during the course of the re-evaluation.
When the evaluation is complete, the publisher will be informed of the outcome and the journal will either: be removed from coverage if it no longer meets the quality criteria or remain covered if it continues to meet the quality criteria. If the journal meets the quality criteria, any missing content will be indexed. If the journal is removed from coverage, content will not be backfilled. In the most serious cases of breaches in a journal's editorial standards, as determined by our selection criteria, published content may be removed from Web of Science. Timeframes for completing a re-evaluation will depend on the particular circumstances of each case.
Will this status "on hold" affect the impact factor for the journal (it is Q1 currently), and how long it will be "on hold"? What should I do with my paper?