Web of Science: how to find the impact factor and ranking of a journal?

Open Web of Science

Go to the library catalogue lib.ugent.be > Databases > WoS : Web of Science.

Open the citation reports

Click JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS in the top menu.

Look up the journal

Enter the title, the short title, or the ISSN of the journal you’re looking for in the search bar. It will automatically look for journals while you are typing. A list will appear when you select the title you were looking for.

Click the title to see the journal profile.


In the column ‘Journal Impact factor’, you can find the journal impact factor per year. The latest impact factor is that of the previous calendar year.
When you scroll downto the second subheader "Source data", you can click the tab RANK. It then shows the quartile the journal is in based on the two previous years. It then shows the ranks of the journal in different fields of study, based on the two previous years. 
Because Web of Science bases their ranking on the previous two years, it is not always possible to look up a journal's ranking, for instance if it is a new journal.

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Last modified July 17, 2020, 3:12 p.m.