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How to find the latest Journal Impact Factors

The latest set of impact factor data has been released from Thomson Reuters via Web of Science. This is the 2014 release, which uses data up to the end of 2013.

Finding a Journal Impact Factor

  • Go to Web of Science
  • In Web of Science - Click on the link for Journal Citation Reports at the top of the screen.
  • Click on 'Continue without signing in'.
  • Start typing the name of the journal and choose from the list that appears:

Remember - not all journals are indexed by the Journal Citation Reports, so not all journals have an impact factor.

  • You will then get the Journal Profile, which includes the Impact Factor:

 Find the highest impact journal in your area

  • Click on Journals By Rank
  • Click 'Select Category' and select the subject area closet to your own:

  • Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.
  • Scroll down to see the journals within the category, ranked by impact factor:



If you are using impact factor to help you choose where to publish then watch our video on 
Journal Impact Factors - use and misuse


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