How do I obtain Times Cited, Impact Factor, Journal Category and Rank for SOM Promotion and Tenure?




UVA Health faculty, including School of Medicine and School of Nursing can use Health Sciences Library services and databases to retrieve necessary information for your Papers Published or In Press section of your CV for Promotion and Tenure. This service is not available for those not affiliated with UVA. See the following for instructions on how to obtain Times Cited, Impact Factor, Category, and Rank data for each article.

We can also help with other metrics such as news or social media mentions to your published articles/and or links to your mentions in popular media, such as news stories.

Step by Step

ASK US: the Library can generate a report with Times Cited, Impact Factor, Journal Category and Journal Rank data for UVA SOM faculty publication lists. This saves a great deal of time on this process. To request a report, email hsl-rdas@virginia.edu or Ask Us at left. 

  1. Choose Web of Science from the Library home page list of Top Resources.
  2. You can search the Web of Science Core Collection, or All Databases (All Databases will occasionally result in more times cited).
  3. To find a specific article, a) copy and paste the title of the article into the Basic Search box, b) choosing Title from the drop-down menu, and c) clicking on the Search button. NOTE: omit ? symbols from your title (they will cause an error). Also, some titles change in the publication process, so you may want to search authors instead (see Step 7 below).

  4. From the Results list, see the Times Cited to the right of the title (see below).
  5. To get the Impact Factor and Rank, click on the name of the journal (see below).

  6. A pop-up window will appear with the Impact Factor. Below that, there are the Category/Categories and Rank(s).
  7. You may also perform an Author search on the Basic Search screen to find multiple articles by that author, and proceed as above.

More Help

  1. To double-check Impact Factor and Journal Rank data, see "How do I search for Impact Factor and rank for a journal?"
  2. To determine if a publication is peer-reviewed, consult the library's subscription to Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory. Search the journal by name, then look for the "refereed" symbol next to the name to indicate it is refereed, aka peer reviewed:



Additional assistance is available to UVA Health System faculty, staff, and students. Just Ask Us - we are happy to provide help via email, phone, or in-person.

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