Journal Citation Reports provides a systematic, objective way to evaluate the world’s leading research journals. It allows you to evaluate and compare journals by accumulating and tabulating citation and article counts from virtually all specialties in the sciences, social sciences, and technology fields. To help you compare journals and discover which are the most significant to you, Journal Citation Reports can show:
JCR citation data comes from over 7,600 journals, representing more than 3,300 publishers worldwide in over 220 disciplines. Each annual edition contains the previous year’s publication data and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals in a clear, easy-to-use framework.
From the JCR homepage, select the Search for a specific journal option. Click Submit to display the Journal Search page. Select one of the following search options: Full Journal Title, Journal Abbreviation, Title Word, or ISSN. Enter your search query. Capitalization does not matter. Use the asterisk (*) wildcard in the search query to find all journals that match the search query.
Find journals with full titles that match the search query.
Find journals whose abbreviated version of the journal title match the search query.
Find journals with titles that contain the word in the search query.
Find journals whose ISSN matches exactly the number in the search query. Do not use wildcards in this type of search.
The Impact Factor identifies the frequency with which an average article from a journal is cited in a particular year. You can use this number to evaluate or compare a journal’s relative importance to others in the same field or see how frequently articles are cited to determine which journals may be better for your collection.
This graph shows the Impact Factor of a journal over the last five years. It measures the frequency with which the average article in a journal is cited in a particular year, and compares the impact of a journal over the last five years.
The Marked Journal List page displays all the journals you have marked during a session (up to 500). You can mark journals on the Journal List Summary page by selecting the Mark check box next to the records you want, and then clicking Update Marked List. You can also click Mark All to add all records to your marked list. On the Full Record page, select the Mark check box to add the record to your marked list. Click the Marked List button on the toolbar to go to the Marked Journal List page.
The Marked Journal List page keeps all your marked journals while you are searching through a particular JCR edition and year. If you change the JCR edition or year, you are asked if you want to clear the Marked List.
Use the available options on this page to:
Clear the Mark check box next to the journal(s) you wish to remove. Click the Update Marked List button to redisplay the list with the selected journals removed. You can also click the Clear Marked List button to remove all the journals from the marked list.
If you would like any further help, contact your librarian