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Measuring Your Impact: Journal Rankings, Citation Analysis, and Other Metrics

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Metrics Provided by Journal Publishers

Many scholarly journal publishers provide metrics such as a journal's impact factor and h-index on the journal home page or elsewhere on the publisher's journal listings. The availability of article-level metrics is growing. Here is information about metrics available for some larger scholarly publishers, but please note that the absence of a publisher on this list does not indicate that metrics are not available.

American Chemical Society

Journal home pages at the ACS Publications site include impact factors from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

At the article level, ACS provides the number of article views and the Altmetric Attention Score, a quantitative measure of the attention that a research article has received online. More information on the Altmetric Attention Score and how the score is calculated.

American Physical Society

Metrics for American Physical Society (APS) journals are listed on the "About" section of each journal. Metrics provided include impact factors from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®, Eigenfactor™ Score and Article Influence® Score.

At the article level, APS provides information about citing articles and an altmetrics score based on Twitter activity.


Use Browse to go to the current issue of any BioOne journal to see its impact factor and journal ranking from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

At the article level, BioOne links out to Google Scholar for citing articles and provides a link to altmetric information from

Cambridge University Press

Home pages for Cambridge journals include impact factors and journal rankings from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

At the article level, click on Metrics to see the number of full text views of an article.


Some - but not all - Elsevier journal home pages include metrics such as Journal Impact Factors from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR).

Oxford University Press

Journal home pages at Oxford Academic include impact factors from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

Oxford provides extensive article-level metrics, including article usage data, citation count, and altmetrics such as tweets and other ways of sharing scholarly information. More information about Oxford's article-level metrics.

Project Muse

To find metrics for Project Muse titles, go to the journal home page, select the Journal Information tab, then look for a link to Indexing/Abstracting. If metrics are available, clicking on the Impact Factor tab will show the journal's impact factor from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® and the Eigenfactor™ Score. Note that not all Project Muse titles include metrics.


Sage Publishing produces a listing of all journals included in the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation index that includes journal rankings and impact factors from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

Article-level metrics for Sage journals are linked in the right task bar and include the number of article downloads and citations, as well as altmetrics such as Twitter, Mendeley and Facebook references.


Journal home pages in Springer Journals (not SpringerLINK) include a wide variety of journal metrics, including Journal Impact Factors from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), and Google's h5 Index. Not all journals have all information, but nearly all have some.

Article-level metrics include the number of shares and downloads.

Springer imprints include Allerton Press, Kluwer, Pleiades

Taylor & Francis

Journal home pages at Taylor & Francis online include the journal's most recent impact factor from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.in the Journal News area just above links to latest articles.

At the article level, click on the Metric link (in the menu just above the abstract) for number of views; citations in Crossref, Scopus & Web of Science; and an altmetrics score.


Journal home pages in the Wiley Online Library include impact factors and journal rankings from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®.

Click on the Article has an altmetric score of 4 button to see Wiley's article-level metrics, including Twitter and Mendeley activity.