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

For nearly 50 years publishers, institutions, funders and researchers have relied on the unbiased data in Journal Citation Reports™ (JCR)

We help you identify the world’s leading journals in the sciences and social sciences, understand key citation impact trends, and inform your publishing strategy.

From the 2021 release, JCR now also include the world’s leading journals in the arts and humanities.

9,509

Science
journals

 

3,511

Social Science
journals

1,784

Arts & Humanities
journals

 

4,672

Gold Open
Access 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 quality standards.

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Journal evaluation criteria

Quality control:

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

10

Journals suppressed in 2021 Journal Citation Reports

A multi-dimensional view of a journal’s performance.

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)™

We calculate a JIF for science and social science journals that have passed our Web of Science quality and impact criteria.
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Journal Citation Indicator (NEW)

We calculate a Journal Citation Indicator for journals that have passed our Web of Science quality criteria.
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Average JIF percentile

Eigenfactor score

Cited and citing half-life

Open access papers and citations

Contributions by author region and affiliation

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 journals across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, and helps you understand which countries and institutions contribute to each journal’s performance.

 

20,492

Total journals

(2021 Journal Citation Reports)

 

207

Titles with a first time
Journal Impact Factor

 

113

Countries worldwide

 

254

Research categories

Resources

Reports & Articles

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