2013 Impact Factors and Beyond
The 2013 Impact Factors from Thomson Reuters’s are now available in the Journal Citation Reports database. However, Impact Factors are not the only method of measuring an journal impact. Here are a few other tools:
Scopus Journal Analyzer – Use Scopus’ Journal Analyzer to compare specific journals or publications. The Journal Analyzer combines two alternative journal ranking methods, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Source Normalized Impact Per Paper (SNIP). Each of these ranking tools aim to “even out the differences in citation practice between subject fields and facilitate direct comparisons of sources.” View a quick tutorial here.
Web of Science Citation Analysis – Use Web of Science to determine publication and citation trends in a topic of interest. Start by performing a basic topic search in Web of Science. Next, Analyze Results. Rank your records by Source Titles and Analyze. This will give you a report of the top journals cited in the topic area. View a quick video on Web of Science Citation Analysis.
To learn more, register for a free webinar, Impact Factors: Choosing a Journal, on Wednesday, Aug 13, 11:30am – Noon. Click here for more details and to register.
For questions about Impact Factors or any of the resources discussed, contact the Research Medical Library at RML-Help@mdanderson.org or 713-792-2282.