Web of Science journal level metrics
The impact factor of the journal. This value, created by Eugene Garfield and
Irving Sher, refers to a specific journal, not to an individual researcher.
The impact factor is an indicator of the importance of a scientific publication,
determined by the number of references to published materials for a certain period. The
criterion has been used since 1961, and represents an authoritative, independent
assessment of the journal, as well as its prospects, and the value of the articles presented
in it, it is calculated annually by the Institute of Scientific Information and published in
the journal "Journal Citation Report".
The impact factor calculation does not apply to readers' letters, scientific reviews
of news/books, background information, author's comments, editorial notes.
The impact factor of the journal is based on two elements: the numerator, which
is the number of references in the current year to any articles published in the journal in
the previous 2 years; and the denominator is the number of main articles (source
materials) published in the same 2 years.
Calculation of the impact factor of the journal:
IF = A : B, where A = the number of links to articles published in the publication,
In = time interval.
The number of citations in 2020.
How to find out the impact factor of the journal
Since each information and analytical IT platform uses its own scientometric
tools, the IF can be found on the official websites of well-known international databases
where these publications are indexed.
Where can I reliably view the impact factor of the journal?
- On the website of the magazine itself
- The main collection of Web of Science is in the database
- In the Journal Citation Reports tool
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Journal Citiation Reports