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Research Impact Metrics: Citation Analysis

Information on how to use library resources for citation analysis, including information about impact factors, journal rankings, altmetrics and how to find who has cited an article..

Introduction to Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a produced by Clarivate Analytics and can be accessed either by a direct link to the database  from Library Search or from within the Web of Science interface. 

screen shot of JCR link from Web of Science

Journal Citation Reports has a long history of analyzing, comparing and ranking journals in specific disciplines. JCR is a trusted source for finding journal ranking but it does not cover all journals. 


Definitions of measurements used by JCR:

Journal Citation Reports: Impact Factor

Journal Citation Reports: Immediacy Index

Additional Journal Citation Report Tutorials

Use the link below to see a list of all video tutorials about Journal Citation Reports developed by Web of Science.