Quickly understand a journal’s role in the evolving scholarly publishing landscape to inform manuscript submission, collection development, and portfolio management decisions.
Evaluate journals with a multidimensional view of a journal’s impact and influence. View citation metrics, including the Journal Impact Factor™ and Journal Citation Indicator, alongside descriptive open access statistics and contributor information.
Rely on unbiased journal statistics produced by publisher-neutral experts.
Consult detailed journal profiles with publication and citation data from the world’s original citation index—Web of Science Core Collection.
Browse journals that have met the rigorous quality standards in the Web of Science Core Collection editorial selection process.
Quickly locate the most influential journals in your field.
Save time assessing journals for submission or subscription.
Remove journals that demonstrate predatory behavior from your process.
Explore a complete view of citation performance using a dataset built by cover-to-cover indexing and consistent metadata capture.
Drill down to granular, linked data to thoroughly understand a journal’s performance and relationships to other publications.
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Web of Science does not depend on the Journal Impact Factor alone in assessing the usefulness of a journal, and neither should anyone else. The Journal Impact Factor should not be used without careful attention to the many phenomena that influence citation rates – for example the average number of references cited in the average article. The Journal 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 Journal Impact Factor should be used with informed peer review. Citation frequencies for individual articles are quite varied. Journal Citation Reports now includes more article-level data to provide a clearer understanding of the reciprocal relationship between the article and the journal. This level of transparency allows you to not only see the data, but also see through the data to a more nuanced consideration of journal value.
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