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Journal Ranking/Impact Factors

ISI Journal Impact Factor - Journal Citation Reports
The number of times an average article in the journal was cited during <time period>

How to find the ISI Impact factor for a journal

Fresno State does not subscribe to ISI's Journal Citation Reports.
However, the ISI impact factor or other ranking is sometimes on the journal's webpage, e.g.:
Annals of Botany
Annals of Botany metrics
Impact Factor 2017:  3.646
SI – Plant Sciences: 27 out of 222

Eigenfactor  A free impact factor website
Search by category or journal name.
• Read the FAQs to find out about what it is, etc.
   A measure of the overall value provided by all articles published in a given journal in a year.
   Article Influence™ Score(AI):
   A measure of a journal's prestige based on per article citations and comparable to Impact Factor

SJR SCImago Journal Rank
Shows the visibility of the journals contained in Elsevier's Scopus® database from 1996.
Understand Tables and Charts
• Also has Journal Rankings by subject area and category

CWTS Journal Indicators
Developed for Elsevier's Scopus database.
SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) and other indicators such as citation potential and Raw Impact per Paper
Search by journal title or field. (You may need to try different dates until you get results.)
  • Methodology

Metrics for Journals covered by Scopus.
Tables include CiteScore, SNIP and SJR

Google Scholar Metrics (defaults to list of top 100 publications by language)
Search for publications by title, compare publications of interest
Gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications.
  • About Google Scholar Metrics

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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated. The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco and subsequently circulated a draft declaration among various stakeholders. DORA as it now stands has benefited from input by many of the original signers listed below. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines.