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Citation Analysis & Impact Factors

This guide will show you what resources are available at the Hunt Library to determine both journal-level metrics and author-level metrics

Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports is embedded within Hunt Library's Web of Science subscription. The tool allows you to evaluate and compare journals impact factors using citation data. Journal Citation Reports allows you to review journal titles and key performance indicators in categories of academic disciplines.

To use Journal Citation Reports:

  1. Go to Web of Science
  2. Click Journal Citation Reports along the top task bar

  3. Once in Journal Citation Reports, you have options to search for a specific journal, to compare journals, and to create visualizations. For more information, please see the video below:

Advantages and Disadvantages of Journal Citation Reports


  • Offers numerous ways to sort data
  • Allows for visualization of the data
  • Provides a five-year impact factor


  • Subscription-based