Q. How do I find a journal's impact factor


A Journal Impact Factor or JIF is a measure that reflects the frequency with which the average article within that journal is cited in any given year. Impact factors are used to check the ranking or importance of journals. 

To find the JIF of any given journal or to browse or compare Journal rankings, use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) within the Web of Science database.

From the library homepage choose Databases and go to W for Web of Science.

Journal Impact Factors are released annually and not every journal will have an IF. They must be indexed in the Science Citation Index or Social Science Citation Index and must have several years of publications before they can be included in the IF report.

  • Last Updated Jan 11, 2019
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  • Answered By Teresa O'Driscoll

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