Impact Factor (IF) is a quantitative measure of the frequency with which the "average article" published in a given scholarly journal has been cited in a particular period. It is a measure of importance of scientific journals that is calculated each year by the Institute for Scientific Information, and published in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
Impact Factors have a controversial influence on the way published scientific research is perceived and evaluated, so a number of other indicators such as H-index, have been adopted to have a better evaluation of authors &/or journals. JCR
or Journal Citation Reports
(available under SML databases) calculates the IF and comes in two sections: Science SCIE and Social Sciences SSCI editions in addition to Open Access section:
- "Go to Journal Profile" gives IF of a specific journal. Type in at least one word of the journal title; click the needed title to open the journal’s indicators such as IF and Quartile (which is available under 'Rank').
- “Journals by Rank” by default the list provided is ranked by IF, the highest shown at the top.
- “Categories by Rank” you may select one or more of these categories to see the list of journals and their IF.
Note: Impact Factor is calculated for only about 10,000 journals, so it could be that the journal you are looking for is not included.
Should you need more information/guidance kindly contact us