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.

Now offered on the InCites platform, access and explore the underlying data that informs JCR metrics from citation networks to self-citations.  This expanded capability lets you conduct analysis and comparisons of citation relationships across journals and categories over time.  You can even localize your analysis to understand publishing practices within your organization.

Beyond the impact factor:

The recognized authority for evaluating journals, JCR presents quantitative data that supports a systematic, objective review of the world’s leading journals. Using a combination of impact and influence metrics, and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Science™, JCR provides the context to understand a journal’s true place in the world of scholarly literature


  • Sort journal data by clearly defined fields: Impact Factor, Immediacy Index, Total Cites, Total Articles, Cited Half-Life, or Journal Title.
  • Sort subject category data by clearly defined fields: Total Cites, Median Impact Factor, Aggregate Impact Factor, Aggregate Immediacy Index, Aggregated Cited Half-Life, Number of Journals in Category, Number of Articles in Category.
  • Better understand a journal’s impact over time with the Five-Year Impact Factor and trend graph.
  • Seamlessly link with other interfaces: Full integration with Web of Science lets you link to JCR Web, from JCR journal records to and recent Current Contents Connect tables of contents, and to and from your library’s OPAC


  • Librarians can support, evaluate and document the value of their library research investments.
  • Publishers can determine journals’ influence in the marketplace, to review editorial policies and strategic direction, monitor competitors, and identify new opportunities.
  • Authors and editors can identify the most appropriate, influential journals in which to publish.
  • Researchers can discover where to find the current reading list in their respective fields.
  • Information analysts and bibliometricians can track bibliometric and citation trends and patterns.


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