Answered By: Wendy Highby
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016     Views: 119

The following Libguide page gives suggestions for researching a journal’s relative impact:

ISI Journal Citation Reports database of impact factors is available for journals in the sciences and social sciences.

We highly recommend the Eigenfactor Project™, a non-commercial academic research project sponsored by the Bergstrom lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. It ranks scholarly periodicals (the same titles as ISI) and maps the structure of academic research.

As an alternative, many journals advertise their ISI impact factor on their informational home page. To find the URL of a particular journal, search for the title using our Journal Titles search and then follow the “Title details from™” link. The “Basic Description” tab in Ulrichsweb shows the home page URL of the journal.