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What is an impact factor?
Impact factor is a measure of the frequency that the average article in a journal is cited in a certain year. You can find the impact factors of journals in the Journal Citation Reports database. An example of an impact factor is below:
For more detailed instructions and information on impact factors, please view this page: http://libguides.usc.edu/socialwork/impact
Also check out Evaluating Information Sources, for more information about impact metrics and citation counts.