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Finding Journals

Use Citation Linker if you know the following information about an article in a journal:

  • Journal name
  • Year of publication
  • Volume
  • Starting page

Journal Impact

Journal Impact: Impact Factor

The impact factor is an indicator of journal quality. A measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year, the impactor factor is calculated by dividing the number of current citation to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. Ultimately, the impact factor helps researchers evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when compared to others in the same field.

Keep in mind that not all journals are ranked, however. This makes it crucial to determine a journal's overall impact by its availability and presence. 

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