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

Library resources for the field of social work.

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. Follow the instructions below to find the Journal Citation Reports database.

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

screenshot of library website drop down menu under the menu option FIND

Select Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science) from the results. Login with your USC netid and password. 


Once in the database:

Enter the name of the journal in the search box.

Once you are on the journal's page, scroll to the journal performance section to see the impact factor. 

If you would like more information about the journal and how it ranks compared to other journals in the same discipline, there is more information after the journal impact factor.