Assess the world’s leading journals with publisher-neutral data.
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 2022 release, JCR now also include the world’s leading journals in the arts and humanities.
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.
Each journal has met our rigorous quality standards.
Journal evaluation criteria
Journals displaying evidence of excessive self-citation or citation stacking are suppressed.
Journals suppressed in 2022 Journal Citation Reports
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.
Journal Citation Indicator
We calculate a Journal Citation Indicator for journals that have passed our Web of Science quality criteria.
Average JIF percentile
Cited and citing half-life
Open access papers and citations
Contributions by author region and affiliation
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.
(2022 Journal Citation Reports)
Reports & Articles