Web of Science Journal Citation Reports 2020

Assess the world’s leading journals with publisher-neutral data.

Make better informed, more confident decisions.

For more than 40 years publishers, institutions, funders and researchers have relied upon Web of Science Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR) to identify the world’s leading journals in the sciences and social sciences, understand key citation impact trends, and inform their publishing strategy.

Science journals
Social Science journals
Gold Open Access journals
Hybrid journals

Objectivity you can trust.

Whether you’re submitting your first manuscript or managing a portfolio with thousands of publications, access to unbiased information is essential.

Journal Citation Reports is the only resource of its kind produced by publisher-neutral experts.

Expert curation:

Each journal has met our rigorous impact and quality standards.


journal evaluation criteria

Quality control:

Journals displaying evidence of excessive self-citation or citation stacking are suppressed.


journals suppressed in 2020 Journal Citation Reports

A multidimensional view of a journal’s impact.

When you’re evaluating a journal, you need to know more than just one number. View the relationship between article and journal citations with visualizations and linked data alongside descriptive statistics

Evaluate each journal’s profile with a complete set of journal intelligence metrics.

Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
Average JIF percentile
Open access papers and citations
Contributions by author region and affiliation
Eigenfactor score
Cited and citing half-life

Worldwide journal coverage.

Maximize the reach and influence of your work and gain an international view of the research landscape. Journal Citation Reports provide a global view of the world’s leading science and social science journals, and helps you understand which countries and institutions contribute to each journal’s performance.

total journals (2020 Journal Citation Reports)
titles new to the 2020 JCR
countries worldwide
research categories

Learn how Journal Citation Reports can help your organization assess the world’s leading science and social sciences journals.

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