InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Available at : Online Access
Off-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only 
Coverage : 1997+
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Journal Citation Reports provides a systematic and objective means of determining the relative importance of science and social sciences journals within their subject categories. It allows researchers to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers. 

The JCR can tell you:

  • the total number of times that each journal has been cited in a given year (Total Cites) 
  • the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year (Impact Factor)
  • how quickly the average article in a specific journal is cited (Immediacy Index)
  • the number of articles published in the year of coverage (Articles)
  • the ongoing use of a particular journal (Cited Half-life).

The 2016 version JCR also allows you:

  • to review and compare journal titles in desired subject categories, within a specific institute, based on a chosen indicator
  • to recognize trending journals in key research categories
  • to identify ideal journals in which to publish your forthcoming research
  • to visualize the results in graphs