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PSY 201 - Dr. Billingsley: Journal Impact


Journal Impact Factor


Impact factor is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field and to measure the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular time period. Journal which publishes more review articles will get the highest IFs.


How to find out a Jounal's Impact Factor


There are a few ways that Marshall students can find the impact factor for a journal.


#1 Search in Summon or the MU Journal Search

Note: This way is suggested, because the only other ways that MU has access to, use different metrics than the impact factor.


#2 Use Google Scholar Metrics:


#3 Use Scopus:


#4 Use the Dimensions Databases:


#5 Use Scimago Journal & Country Rank: