Answered By: Jill Edgerton
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2023     Views: 78

Journal metrics attempt  to quantify the research impact of a publication.  Referred to as the impact factor, these calculations attempt to provide context for the scientific importance, or relevance of a journal article or journal title. There are different ways to measure journal impact.

Traditionally, two different companies have provided data on publishing trends:

  1. Journal Citation Reports (JCR) (Clarivate - formerly produced by Thompson Scientific) 
  2. CiteScore (Elsevier / Scopus)

The library licenses the Scopus database from Elsevier.  We do not have a license to the JCR.  To learn more, see the library's guide on Journal Metrics. The library also has a guide to the Scopus database.

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