Journal Citations Impact Factors

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  • 1. Getting Journal Impact Factors Sophie van der Walt: Subject Librarian X2641 [email_address]
  • 2. To find the Impact Factor of a journal click on Journal Citation Report on the list of databases
  • 3. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR)
    • Click on Additional Resources
  • 4. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR)
    • Click on Journal Citation Report to find highly cited journals for your subject area.
  • 5. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR)
    • Click on the JCR edition (Social Sciences) you require, as well as how you want to view the journals
  • 6. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR)
    • Choose your subject area.
    • (Business and Management are two separate subjects in JCR )
    You can also choose how you want the information sorted
  • 7. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) The list of journals with the highest impact factor will be shown
  • 8. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) To view more details, click on the journal title
  • 9. Remember!! Use the Impact Factor Wisely Thomson Scientific does not depend on the impact factor alone in assessing the usefulness of a journal, and neither should anyone else. The impact factor should not be used without careful attention to the many phenomena that influence citation rates , as for example the average number of references cited in the average article. The impact factor should be used with informed peer review . In the case of academic evaluation for tenure it is sometimes inappropriate to use the impact of the source journal to estimate the expected frequency of a recently published article. Again, the impact factor should be used with informed peer review. Citation frequencies for individual articles are quite varied. There are many artifacts that can influence a journal's impact and its ranking in journal lists, not the least of which is the inclusion of review articles or letters. http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/free/essays/journalcitationreports/impactfactor/
  • 10. Sophie van der Walt: Subject Librarian X2641 [email_address]