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Nanotechnology: Journal Rankings

What is Journal Impact Factor?

The Journal Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years has been cited in the JCR year.  It is one measure of the relative importance of a journal, individual article, or scientist to scientific research.

Journal Citation Reports

The established source for ranking journals is Journal Citation Reportsaccesible through ISI Web of Science or Web of Knowledge.

JCR allows you to compare and evaluate journals using citation data drawn from 7,500+ scholarly and technical journals from 3,300+ publishers. JCR can show you:

  • most frequently cited journals in a field
  • highest impact journals in a field
  • largest journals in a field
 

Search by subject, specific journal title and by date.

Using JCR Wisely
Do not depend solely on citation data in your journal evaluations. Citation data are not meant to replace informed peer review. Careful attention should be paid to the many conditions that can influence citation rates such as language, journal history and format, publication schedule and subject specialty.

To use Journal Citation Reports, follow these steps:

1.  Open Journal Citation Reports and select either the Science or Social Sciences Edition and the Year
2.  Select an option to search by subject to view a group of journals, or to search for a specific journal
3.  For subject searches, sort all journals in that subject by impact factor, total cites, immediacy index, etc.