Impact factor of an academic journal

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Impact factor is a measure of an academic journal's importance/status, based on the number of citations it receives. It's useful for researchers who are trying to decide what journal to publish in, or to gauge the quality of a publication. Some example queries:

"ISME impact factor" -> "The ISME Journal 2012 Impact Factor: 8.951"
"impact factor Nature" -> "Nature 2012 Impact Factor: 38.597"

Optionally this instant answer could also provide alt metrics where available.
Wikipedia has impact factors and years for many journals, often in a journal infobox.

Eigenfactor offers some altmetrics.

SJR provides H-index.

ISI Journal Citation Reports provides impact factors but seems to require an institutional subscription.
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