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Looking up Rankings in JCR

Here are the steps for looking up Journal Rankings in JCR


1. Start from the Libraries Homepage. Or use the link below to proceed to JCR directly and skip to step 4.

2. Select the databases tab, then select the letter J.

3. Select Journal Citations Reports

4. The interface will default to Sciences. You'll want to select "Social Sciences" as indicated below. Then make sure the option to View a group of Journals is set to Subject area. Alternatively, you can look up the data for one specific title.

Screen shot of JCR, showing the JCR Social Sciences Edition to select and the View a Group of journals option set to Subject Category


5. There are 3 subject areas you may want to look at, depending on your area of research.

  • Education and Educational Research
  • Education, Special
  • Psychology, Educational

You may also want to set the View Journal Data to sort by "Impact Factor" though you have many options including other ranking systems accessible in JCR.


JCR interface showing the selection of the Education & Educational Research category, and the drop down for View Journal Data set to Impact Factor


6. On the resulting page, you'll see a list of journal titles (abbreviated) and citation information for those journals, including the scores for Impact Factor, Article Influence, and Eigenfactor.  You can also click on the title for any journal and see how that journal has performed over time.