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Journals Impact Factor

Metrics Toolkit - Help in Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape

Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports is a library-subscription database that allows you to compare impact factor rankings and other metrics of journals in the sciences (8,400+ journals) and social sciences (3,000+ journals). 

Instructions for use:

1. To see a a ranking of journals by impact factor within a discipline, use the Select Categories tab on the left to choose your discipline. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

2. To search a specific journal's metrics, use the Select Journals tab on the left, type in a journal name, and select it from the list. Click Submit at the bottom of the page. Click on the title to see a variety of metrics for the journal. Some of indicators you will see include:

  • Total Cites
  • Journal Impact Factor
  • Impact Factor without Journal Self Cites
  • 5-year Impact Factor  
  • Immediacy Index
  • Eigenfactor Score
  • Article Influence Score

3. To compare rankings of multiple journals, use the Compare Journals tab on the left and search for certain journals using Select Journals. Use the trend comparison and select specific years and metrics that you would like to compare. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.​

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