Journal Citation Reports  Connect to Journal Citation Reports
Also known as: JCR
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.

Journal Citation Reports includes the JCR Science Edition, which covers over 8,000 leading international science journals in 171 subject categories, and the JCR Social Sciences Edition, which covers over 2,900 leading international social sciences journals in 55 subject categories.

Coverage: 1997-2013
Notes: Journal Citation Reports is published annually in two editions. Data for the preceding year are released generally in July.
Permitted Uses:
Output Formats: You can mark journals for printing and saving. Click the Mark check box next to the journals you wish to mark or else the Mark All check box for all journals. Click the Updated Marked List button to send your selections to the Marked Journal List page. You can format this list for priting or else save to a semicolon-delimited text file.
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Producer: Thomson Reuters

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Last modified: 10/16/14