Social Work *: Journal Impact Factors

Library resources for the social work profession.

What are impact factors?

Impact factors are one of the ways that we can measure quality of journal and the impact of the research included. Impact factors are used for journals only. 

To learn more about other impact metrics and ways that we measure quality of research, both individually and institutionally, go to the Publishing Your Work & Extending Impact guide which has information to help you identify major journals in your field and understand how a journal or article's impact is measured.

The videos below show how to find impact factors in the Web of Science database and how to interpret them.