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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Journal impact factors using Journal Citation Reports

The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor helps you evaluate a journal’s relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field.

The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the current year to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years.

You have access from our Library's web site on how to find Imapact factor of a journal by going to

Electronic Databases by Title
and clicking on 'Journal Citation Reports'

Scholarly Communication Speaker Series: Are your journal articles making an impact?

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Drexel University Libraries: Scholarly Communication Speaker Series

Are your journal articles making an impact?
(Journal Impact Factors: What Authors and Editors Need to Know)

Marian Gloninger, Manager of Publisher Relations, at Thomson Scientific will speak on “Journal Impact Factors: What Authors & Editors Need to Know” on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from 3-5pm in Hagerty Library, Stern Conference Room, 3rd Floor.