Web of Science

Web of Science can generate citation reports on a variety of indicators for a group of papers or a particular author.

This video outlines the several tools built into Web of Science for analyzing citation data. Details on specific tools are below.

Journal Citation Reports

The publisher says:

Journal Citation Reports® is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show you the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field

Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.

See the training videos for details on how to use Journal Citation Reports.