Impact Factor (I.F.) is a reputation measurement of research journals that shows citations per publication during a period of time.
The Impact Factor is usually used to measure an academic journal reputation, popularity and for ranking.
How to Find the Impact Factor-
The general formula for the Impact Factor calculation is
Impact Factor = Number of Citations / Number of Publications
In a duration usually in two years.
If you want to calculate the Impact Factor in year x.
Suppose a journal published 200 papers in year x-1. And numbers of citations to the papers are 400.
100 papers in the x-2 year. And the number of citations to the papers 200.
Then the Impact Factor of the journal will be.
I. F.= ( 400+200)/(200+100)= 2
JCR calculates in previous five years duration.
Impact Factor Measurement Tools
If you put journal title, ISSN or publisher name. The tool will show all the detail about the journal.
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- Measuring Your Impact: Impact Factor, Citation Analysis, and other Metrics: Journal Impact Factor (IF), Web link, “https://researchguides.uic.edu/if/impact“.