The impact factor of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in that specific journal. It is often used as a metric for the relative importance and/or impact of a journal within its field.How do you find the impact factor of a journal?
Impact factor is determined by averaging the number of citations a journal receives and the average number of times that articles within the journal are referred to by other articles.How is the impact factor of a journal calculated?
The annual JCR impact factor is a ratio between citations and recent citable items published. Thus, the impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.