About Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports aggregates the meaningful connections of citations created by the research community through the delivery of a rich array of publisher-independent data, metrics and analysis of the world’s most impactful journals included in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), part of the Web of Science Core Collection.

Journal Citation Reports is the only journal report of its kind that is both complete and editorially selective; it contains all the data required to understand the components that index the value and impact of each journal. The structured data are curated by a global team of experts who continuously evaluate and select the collections of journals, books and conference proceedings covered in the Web of Science Core Collection to ensure accuracy in evaluating journal impact.

These expert insights enable you to explore the key drivers of a journal’s value, making better use of the wide body of data and metrics available in the Journal Citation Reports, including the Journal Impact Factor (JIF).

For more information about the current release of Journal Citation Reports, visit our What's New and Database Updates pages.