Journal Citation Reports®

The recognized authority for evaluating journals


  • Objective view of impact
  • Quantifiable, statistical data
  • Analysis tools
  • Journal Impact Factor

Intended for

  • Academic Researcher
  • Librarian


Journal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Available in Science and Social Sciences editions.

To find out more, visit us on the Web of Science™ website.



Five-year Impact Factor

Use objective analysis to support collection development activities.

Eigenfactor® Metrics

Metrics Determine journals’ influence in the marketplace and review editorial functions.

Impact Factor Boxplots

Identify the most appropriate, influential journals in which to publish.

Rank-in-Category Tables

Discover where to find the current reading lists.

Journal Self-Citations

Track bibliometric and citation patterns to make strategic and funding decisions.


Published annually (approximately June) following the year of coverage

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