Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: May 30, 2017     Views: 386

Citation reports are databases used to find the impact factor of journals, ie. statistical assessments of a journal‘s relative importance to its academic discipline (‘bibliometrics’).

The Journal Citation Reports database is part of the Web of Knowledge suite of databases, so if the journals are included in WoK, you should be able to find their impact factors. To use, within the JCR database click on Information for New Users first before searching.

For any of the journals not listed in JCR similar journal citation/impact information can be found in the following databases:

Although not the same as the impact factors provided in JCR, they may be useful for ranking the importance of journals.

The Library also provides an introduction to journal impact through the following guides and presentations:  

Also see the journal impact / bibliometrics support pages in our Research guide.

If you still have problems accessing journal impact information after taking a look at the above guides and resources contact your Liaison Librarian.

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