Answered By: Mark Giffen
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2020     Views: 54

Companies and organizations rank academic journals using proprietary algorithms.


To find the Citation Report in the database Web of Science:

  • Start at
  • Click on Databases
  • Click on the W database tile from the buffet of A-Z tiles
  • Scroll down and click Web of Science (either one is fine)
    • You will need to enter your NetID and password if you're off campus
  • Click Journal Citation Reports at the very top of the page
  • Browse by category or enter the journal title


Visit our Evaluating Journals guide for:

  • Alternatives to Citation Reports
  • How to interpret rankings
  • Advantages to open access journal submission

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