For your assignment, you need to find an article published in the last year from a journal with an impact factor over 4.0.
Impact Factors are a measure of the frequency with which an average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. For example, if a journal has an Impact Factor of 4 in 2015, then its papers published in 2014 and 2013 received 4 citations each on average in 2015. Journal Impact Factors from 2015 are released in June of 2016. To have an Impact Factor, a Chemistry journal must be indexed in the Web of Science database as part of the Science Citation Index.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is a comprehensive resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 80 countries. Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.
When using JCR to look up the impact factor of a journal, there are two methods you can follow:
To view all Chemistry journals, click on "Select Categories" on the left side of the page then select any or all of the Chemistry options. Don't forget to click "submit" at the bottom of the column!
To search for a specific Chemistry journal, click on "Select Journal" and enter the name of the journal in the "Search Journals" box.
Be sure when you are using JCR that you are selecting "JCR Science Edition" and the most current year.