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Web of Science: Journal Impact Factor

Finding and Comparing Journal Impact Factors

The impact factor of an academic journal helps you determine the importance of a journal within its field. Web of Science's Journal Citation Reports allows you to search for the impact factor of specific journals and compare impact factors across all journals in your field of study. Below are step-by-step instructions and tips for using Journal Citation Reports. Take a look at the demonstration video on this page to see Journal Citation Reports in action.

Click on Journal Citation Reports at the top of the Web of Science homepage.


You can search for a specific journal in the Go to Journal Profile search box, or click on Select Categories to view the rankings of all journals in your field of study.


Click on the title of a journal to view the Journal Profile, which includes data on impact factor over time and cited/citing half-life.


Journal Impact Factor Demo

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