Impact metrics

Why use impact factors?

David Pendlebury of Thomson Reuters discusses why impact factors were originally introduced and how they really should be used.

Tools to measure impact

Attempts to evaluate the influence of scholarly periodical and mapping the structure of academic research.

JCR presents quantifiable statistical data that provides a systematic, objective way to evaluate the world's leading journals and their impact and influence in the global research community. It is the recognized authority for evaluating journals. See also:

Provides a look at highly cited research straight from the source.

A portal that includes journals and country scientific indicators developed from information contained in the Scopus database.

Contact the Office of Scholarly Communication if you have questions on any of these areas or have further suggestions for development.