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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 2022 release, JCR now also include the world’s leading journals in the arts and humanities.




Social Science


Arts & Humanities


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.


Journal evaluation criteria

Quality control:

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


Journals suppressed in 2022 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 

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


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.


Total journals

(2022 Journal Citation Reports)


Titles with a first time
Journal Impact Factor


Countries worldwide


Research categories


Reports & Articles

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