How do I find the Journal Impact Factor, category, rank for a journal?
UVA and UVA Health faculty, staff and students can use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) to locate Journal Impact Factors. The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The JCR also lists journals and their impact factors and ranking in the context of their specific field(s).
NOTE: if you are affiliated with the UVA School of Medicine, the Library can generate a report with Times Cited, Impact Factor, Journal Category and Journal Rank data for SOM faculty publication lists. This saves a great deal of time on this process. To get help, Ask Us to consult with a librarian, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Type your journal name in the search box. Note that most searches work, but occasionally errors occur, e.g. typing in "Bone and Joint Journal" does not retrieve the journal Bone & Joint journal, so you may need to try typing just the first word in your journal name.
Click on the correct journal title from the list that appears (see below):
You will be taken to the Journal Profile for that journal. Scroll down to Journal Impact Factor to see the current impact factor:
To view the Categories and Rank, scroll down to Rank by Journal Impact Factor (see below). IMPORTANT: you may have to page right using the > to see all the categories and ranks. A list of categories is also at the top right of the page.
Additional assistance is available to UVA Health System faculty, staff, and students. Just Ask Us - we are happy to provide help via email, Zoom, phone, or in-person.