How do I find the impact factor and rank for a journal?
Use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to locate impact factors. The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The JCR also lists journals and their impact factors and ranking in the context of their specific field(s).
NEW: the Library can generate a report with Times Cited, Impact Factor, Journal Category and Journal Rank data for SOM faculty publication lists. This saves a great deal of time on this process. To get help, request a consultation with a librarian, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop!Are you looking for both Times Cited and Impact Factors? See our guide on Finding Times Cited, Impact Factors, Journal Category and Rank.
- In InCites Journal Citation Reports, use the "Go to Journal Profile" search option to enter your journal title or abbreviation and click on the search button.
- You will be taken to the Journal Profile for that journal:
- Scroll down to the Key Indicators table. The Journal Impact Factor will be displayed, with the most recent year available at the top of the column:
- To get to the journal ranking, scroll down below this table and click on Rank from the lower left menu.
- A table called JCR Impact Factor will appear, with the Rank for each Category the journal is in (see below).
IMPORTANT: you may have to scroll right to see all the categories.
For additional information about searching for Times Cited, see How Do I Find Out Times Cited for an Article?
For product details about the new Journal Citation Reports, see Welcome to the Next Generation Journal Citation Reports which features additional How Do I documents as well as training videos.
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