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A Journal Citation Reports subscription gives you a systematic, objective means to evaluate the world’s leading scientific and scholarly journals.

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By analyzing citation references, Journal Citation Reports measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Continue to explore the impact and influence of the world’s leading scholarly journals by performing direct comparisons of titles using either quartile or trend analyses.

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This essential analysis tool summarizes citations from science and social science journals and proceedings in the Web of Science™ database, delivering detailed reports of their citation performance, their citation network, and the count and type of materials published.              

Track the rising stars and influencers  

You can directly compare journals using quartile, percentile, or trend analyses to understand the publishing activities, rising stars, and impactful groups influencing the direction of research. Sort journal and category rankings by clearly defined metrics, then easily export the results into a custom report.

  • Measure influence and impact at the journal and category levels
  • Visualize the relationship between citing and cited journals
  • Trace a journal’s impact over time

View all of the journals included in the 2017 update to Journal Citation Reports

Strategic insights across the research spectrum

Using the Journal Impact Factor

The Journal Impact Factor is a very useful tool for evaluation of journals, but it must be used carefully. At its core, the Journal Impact Factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field, bearing in mind considerations including the amount of review or other types of material published in a journal, variations between disciplines, and item-by-item impact. Check out which journals received their first Journal Impact Factor in 2017.

Find out how to use the Journal Impact Factor wisely

Attribution and Use

As Clarivate Analytics, we require that references be phrased as “Journal Citation Reports” and “Journal Impact Factor,” and, the first time they are mentioned, to also be acknowledged as being from Clarivate Analytics. For example, “2016 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2017).” For more information, read our Quick Refresher on use cases, branding, and terms of use >


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