Bibliometrics

Web of Science

Journal Impact Factor (JIF)

Web of Science has the well-known journal-level metric the Journal Impact Factor or JIF. The JIF is not a field-normalized metric and should only be used to compare with journals in similar fields with ideally similar publishing practices.

How to find the JIF in Web of Science

The Library does not have access to the Journal Citation Reports that has the full JIF information, but the current and 5-year JIF can be found in the Web of Science if the journal title is indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) or the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). 

1. Search Web of Science for the journal's title (called Publication Name)
2. Click on the journal name in any record. The name will be highlighted in yellow

3. You will see a summary of the most recent JIF and quartile rank information about your selected journal