Impact Factor
    for Journals


 Courtney Mlinar
   Spring 2010
Definition of Impact Factor:
• average number of times articles from the journal
  published in the past two years have be...
A Journal with great Impact…
…is cited frequently in the References and
  citations in other journal articles
Find out if the journal you are using
   is impacting other research…
HPD Library
Choose Quick Links > Alphabetical
Choose ISI Web of Knowledge Database:
           Additional Resources
Journal Citation Reports:
2008 Report is most current
View by subject, specific journal
Select one or more categories:
May sort by impact factor, etc…
If you sort Pharm titles
   by Impact Factor…
Definitions:
•   Rank- by sort option (Impact Factor)
•   ISSN- journal identification number
•   Total cites- how often t...
#1 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
Follow link to
Ulrich’s Periodical Directory
Ulrich’s link describes content
Select Impact Factor link:
Explains how
Impact Factor was derived
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Impact factor

  1. 1. Impact Factor for Journals Courtney Mlinar Spring 2010
  2. 2. Definition of Impact Factor: • average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the Journal Citations Report year.
  3. 3. A Journal with great Impact… …is cited frequently in the References and citations in other journal articles
  4. 4. Find out if the journal you are using is impacting other research…
  5. 5. HPD Library Choose Quick Links > Alphabetical
  6. 6. Choose ISI Web of Knowledge Database: Additional Resources
  7. 7. Journal Citation Reports:
  8. 8. 2008 Report is most current View by subject, specific journal
  9. 9. Select one or more categories:
  10. 10. May sort by impact factor, etc…
  11. 11. If you sort Pharm titles by Impact Factor…
  12. 12. Definitions: • Rank- by sort option (Impact Factor) • ISSN- journal identification number • Total cites- how often this journal is cited • Immediacy index- how quickly articles in a journal are cited
  13. 13. #1 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
  14. 14. Follow link to Ulrich’s Periodical Directory
  15. 15. Ulrich’s link describes content
  16. 16. Select Impact Factor link:
  17. 17. Explains how Impact Factor was derived
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