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Chemistry: Finding the Impact Factor of a Journal

A guide to online and print resources in chemistry.

Impact factors of journals

Use InCites Journal Citation Reports to find the impact factor of a journal. In Web of Science, click on Journal Citation Reports in the upper menu bar. 

To see information about one journal at a time

On the left side, find Go To Journal Profile. Type the full name of a journal in the Master Search box. See the impact factor, 5-year impact factor, total cites, etc. See how the journal's rank has changed over time.

To compare journals in a subject category

Find Select Categories on the left, choose a category and close the pop-up window, and click on submit in the bottom left column. It will show a list of the journals in that category ranked by impact factor.