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Journalism Research Guide: Impact Factors

How to Find Impact Factors

Find impact factors through ISI's Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

  • Select a JCR edition (Social Science) and year.
  • Next, select a search option (view journals by subject, search for a specific journal, or view all journals) to find if the journal you're looking for has an impact factor. There is no subject category for journalism. Journalism journals are included in the Communication category. Alternatively, search by individual journal title.
  • Because impact factors mean little on their own, it's best to select the 'view journals by subject' option. Sort results by impact factor so you can see where the journal you're interested in fits in. 
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