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Measuring your research impact: Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

This guide provides an introduction to the various metrics used to measure researcher and journal impact.

Ranking journals in JCR

Journal Citation Reports (or JCR) is a product of ISI Web of Knowledge and is an authoratative resource for impact factor data. This database provides impact factors and rankings of many journals in the social and life sciences based on millions of citations.  It offers numerous sorting options including impact factor, total cites, total articles, and immediacy index.  In addition, JCR provides a five-year impact factor and visualized trend data.