Social Work *: How do you find a journal impact factor?

Library resources for the social work profession.

How do you find a journal impact factor?

The impact factor of a particular journal can be found in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database. Not every journal in the world is tracked by this source, so some journals do not have impact factors at all. Watch the videos below to learn how to find Impact Factor or verify that there is no Impact Factor for a specific journal in a specific year. Follow the instructions below to find the Journal Citation Reports database.

  1. Go to the USC Libraries website:
  2. Under FIND, select Databases
  3. Search for the database Journal Citation Reports 
  4. Select Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science) from the results