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How can I find journal citation reports and impact factors?

I am trying to find the impact factor scores of the journal I have published in but cannot seem to find this information easily.
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Impact factors for journals can be found in Journal Citation Reports.  The reports for each publication year come out a couple of years after publication, so the most current years may not be included.  Please note that Journal Citation reports can only be accessed on campus.  Journal Citation Reports can be found via the Find the Database of the library homepage.  This resource is listed alphabetically in the J section at the top of the Databases by Title page.

InCites (currently on-campus access only) also offers citation reports and impact factors. To access this database, click on the Find a Database on the library homepage and select at the top of the page.  You will have to create an account by entering your email (school or personal email), creating a password, and filling out some user profile information.  Once logged in, click on Journal Citation Reports at the top lefthand side of the page.  From here, you can select the journal(s) that you would like to receive information about by doing a search for a specific journal or by selecting a category for journals you would like to view information about.  Select the journal title to view the Impact Factors for the journal.

Journal Citation Reports can also be accessed via the Web of Science database.  Click on the link for "Journal Citation Reports" at the top of the Web of Science homepage. You can search for a specific journal, view all journals or view a group of journals with a common subject area, publisher, or geographic area.  


In any individual record for a published article listed in Web of Science, you can view the impact factor of the journal it appears in by clicking "View the journal's impact factor (in Journal Citation Reports)" on the right-hand column underneath the heading "Additional Information."

Journal Citation Reports also includes other measurements of impact and influence like the Eigenfactor score.

Specifically for education journals, we have a subscription to Cabell's Directories (on-campus access only) which gives rankings and reports for these publications. This database can be found in the Databases by Title link under C.

Cabell's includes three directories related to education: Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, and Educational Technology & Library Science. Cabell's does not give an impact factor for the journals, however it describes attributes of each journal affecting its esteem in the field, such as acceptance rate, type of review, time to review, and frequency of publication.

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