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The impact factor is an indicator of journal quality. A measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year, the impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of current citations to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. Ultimately, the impact factor will help you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field.
Click on the "select a database" tab, and then the "Journal Citation Reports" tab. Select the "JCR Social Sciences Edition." You can browse a group of journals by category (e.g. "Communication), search for a specific journal, or view all journals.
In-depth analytical tool offering data for ranking scientists, institutions, countries, and journals. Also includes list of "highly cited" and "hot" research papers. Essential Science Indicators has been updated as of July 1, 2009 to cover an 10-year plus four-month period, January 1, 1999-April 30, 2009.
Citation Analysis or citation tracking is a way to see the impact of an article in its field. Also, it's a great way to use a "landmark" or influential article to find more recent, related articles that cite the landmark article.
Click on "advanced search" and do a Citation and Document Text Search. Find the author's name in footnotes by typing FOOT (Author Last Name), e.g. to see where Antonio Damasio is cited, type: FOOT (Damasio)