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The Journal Impact Factor is a journal performance metric produced annually by Thomson Reuters. The Journal Impact Factor reflects the citation use of a scholarly work by the surrounding literature; it is not directly applicable to the evaluation of individual papers, authors or other non-journal collections.
“A journal’s impact factor is based on two elements: the numerator, which is the number of cites in the current year to any items published in the journal in the previous 2 years; and the denominator, the number of substantive articles (source items*) published in the same 2 years.” (Garfield, 2005) See http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/free/essays/impact_factor/
*Source items: original research papers, reviews, and proceedings papers
Only journals indexed in either the Science Citation Index Expanded or the Social Science Citation Index are candidates for a Journal Impact Factor. Please check our Master Journal List to see if your journal is covered in either of these two databases.