Using Impact Factors (IF) Wisely:
As Thomson Reuters indicates on their Information About page, one should not depend entirely on JCR data to evaluate a journal because:
Some Additional Methods for Constructing Impact Factors:
To Find Journal Citation Reports:
Go to the Mildred F. Sawyer's home page, and select "Databases by Subject." Choose "Business and Management" or "Social Sciences" and click on Journal Citation Reports in the list.
To Utilyze JCR:
For example, if searching by Subject Category, select the subject from the second screen, and choose data sorted by journal title, total cites, impact factor, or other options provided from the drop-down menu. Use the Information for New Users button for more detailed information and instructions.
[FIND Journal Citation Reports in our "Databases by Subject" Lists for Business and Management and for Social Sciences]