Thursday, August 26, 2010

Journal Citation Reports

Students: Have you been directed by your professor to learn about the journals that are important in your field?
Faculty: Would you like a method to identify the most appropriate, influential journals in which to publish?

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) can help you with these concerns, and the Dick Smith Library is pleased to provide access to this valuable resource. JCR allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly journals. JCR can show you the:

• Most frequently cited journals in a field
• Highest impact journals in a field
• Largest journals in a field

Also, Journal Citation Reports now includes EigenfactorTM Metrics, which are designed to reflect the prestige and influence of scholarly journals. You may find more information regarding these measures at

How do you find important journals in a field?

Go to Journal Citation Reports--or, from the Dick Smith Library homepage, under Databases, click A-Z database list. Click Journal Citation Reports.

TADA! (I copied only enough 'results' for you to get the idea.):

Complete instructions (37 pages) and explanations may be found at JCR website.

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