Answered By: Ming Guang Han
Last Updated: Jan 02, 2018     Views: 36236

The following are the most commonly used journal metrics:

1. Impact Factor

You can get the Impact Factor of a specific journal title or for various journal titles in a particular subject category by accessing the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database.

a) For a specific journal title, search for the journal in the Search Box by title or ISSN

In the example below, the latest Impact Factor for Nanotechnology is 3.44.

b) For journal titles in a particular subject category, select the subject category and click Submit.

Note:

  • Each JCR edition for a year is released in the following year in roughly June or July. For example JCR 2014 was released in June/July 2015, while JCR 2017 is only expected to be out in June/July 2018.
  • Not all journals indexed in Web of Science have an Impact Factor. See some of the reasons.

 

2. CiteScore, SNIP and SJR

Alternatively, you can access other journal metrics, such as CiteScore, SNIP and SJR from Journal Metrics. Similarly, you can retrieve journal metrics for a specific journal title or for various journal titles in a particular subject category.

For more information on these journal metrics, please visit our libguide.

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