Answered By: Robert Cole Last Updated: Apr 27, 2018 Views: 1946
Access Journal Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters Web of Science (formerly ISI Web of Knowledge) where you can search for the impact factor of specific journals, as well as all journals within a subject area. You will find helpful guidance, including how impact factors are calculated.
Note that journal impact factors are calculated from the full year's statistics, so impact factors for the current year are not available, only the figures for previous years.
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:
- Introduction to Journal Bibliometrics / Research Impact
- Table of Journal Impact Standards
- Accessing Personal Author Impact Statistics
- Using Bibliometrics / Research Impact in the SCOPUS platform
Also see the journal impact/bibliometrics support pages in our Research Support guide.
If you still have problems accessing journal impact information after taking a look at the above guides and resources contact your Liaison Librarian.