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Database: Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR) 
    Journal Citation Reports (JCR) allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences.

    JCR is published annually around late June or early July (e.g. 2012 data will be released June/July 2013).

    JCR Science Edition contains data on more than 8,000 journals in science and technology (including Psychology and Neurosciences; and a general category for Behavioral Sciences).

    JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data on more than 2,600 journals in the social sciences (including sub-areas of Psychology: Applied, Biological, Clinical, Developmental, Educational, Experimental, Mathematical, Multidisciplinary, Psychoanalysis, and Social).
  • TUTORIAL -- Journal Citation Reports (13 min. 29 sec.) 
    This tutorial provides a basic overview of the JCR database -- how to find a category of journals, ranking journals by impact factors (IF), how the IF is calculated, etc. Use the "attachments" tab in the tutorial to download the PowerPoint.

Top Journals

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Top Journals

Total of 109 titles on the JCR list by 5-Year Impact Factor (Social Sciences Edition, 2011 data)

Total of 13 titles on the JCR list by 5-Year Impact Factor (Social Sciences Edition, 2011 data)

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