Journal Citations Impact Factors

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Journal Citations Impact Factors

  1. 1. Getting Journal Impact Factors Sophie van der Walt: Subject Librarian X2641 [email_address]
  2. 2. To find the Impact Factor of a journal click on Journal Citation Report on the list of databases
  3. 3. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) <ul><li>Click on Additional Resources </li></ul>
  4. 4. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) <ul><li>Click on Journal Citation Report to find highly cited journals for your subject area. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) <ul><li>Click on the JCR edition (Social Sciences) you require, as well as how you want to view the journals </li></ul>
  6. 6. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) <ul><li>Choose your subject area. </li></ul><ul><li>(Business and Management are two separate subjects in JCR ) </li></ul>You can also choose how you want the information sorted
  7. 7. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) The list of journals with the highest impact factor will be shown
  8. 8. Use the ISI Journal Citation Report (JCR) To view more details, click on the journal title
  9. 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. 10. Sophie van der Walt: Subject Librarian X2641 [email_address]

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