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Journal metrics allow comparison of journals for purposes of 

  • Choosing a journal in which to publish
  • Comparing journal performance and trends
  • Evaluating publications in these journals

There are many different metrics to measure and compare journals, though the Journal Impact Factor is the best know and most widely used. There are several tools where these metrics can be found.

Search journal titles

Find an article using its citation or DOI or PMID | Find an article using a database

The Journal Title Database includes all the journal to which we subscribe, plus many open access journals that anyone can access. You can search by the specific title of a journal or its standard number (ISSN). It does not include individual articles within those journals. To find a known article using its citation, use the Citation Linker form. To find articles on a topic, use Summon or another database from the Subject Guides.