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Chem 294: Undergraduate Research Seminar (Fall 2015): Journal Impact and Metrics

Journal Metrics

The most commonly used metric for journals is "impact factor." Impact factor is calculated based on the number of articles published in the journal and the number of times those articles are cited in subsequent publications.

Right now the primary source and most referenced source is Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports, or JCR for short. JCR can provide reports for individual journal titles and all journals in a specific subject area.

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