The 2017 release of updated Journal Impact Factors are now available. Access to the new Impact Factors are made available through Journal Citation Reports via the Web of Science platform. These are the most recent Impact Factors reflecting journal citation data from 2016. Journal Impact Factors are a proprietary measurement of journal quality based on the number of citations publications appearing in that journal have received in the last two publication years. Impact Factors are available for some 12,000 journals across many fields and are published annually.
Impact Factors can be viewed through the Journal Citation Reports database available through WHSC Library subscriptions.
For questions about Impact Factors and other measurements of publication quality and impact please email Ask-A-Librarian, or check out the library webpages on Quality Indicators under the Writing and Publishing tab.