Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Available at : 

PolyU students and staff: Online Access through SSO login

Other users: Online Access (Select "IP Authentication")

Off-campus Access Rights : P - PolyU Staff/Students only 
Coverage : 1997+
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Journal Citation Reports (JCR) aggregates the meaningful connections of citations created by the research community through the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis of the world’s most impactful journals included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

A full list of journals covered in JCR 2021 can be downloaded here.

JCR allows you to

  • check Impact Factor of a journal (for SCIE and SSCI journals only)
  • check the total number of times (Total Cites) that each journal has been cited in a given year
  • check journal ranking in a specific subject category
  • compare journals based on Impact Factor and other metrics

Visit our Library Guide to learn how to use JCR.

Important Notes:

  • Users should not use Virtual Private Network (VPN) service when accessing e-resources from off campus. This may trigger suspension of user's account.
  • For security reason, you are advised to change NetPassword regularly via IdPortal and follow the password rules. Please visit the ITS website for details.