Picking the right journal is one of the most important decisions when you start to work on a paper. You probably have a gut feeling of the journals that are best suited for your paper in progress. To make this decision more objective, you can rely on the Impact Factor of a journal. The Impact Factor is roughly the average number of citations per paper in a given journal and is published by Thomson Scientic. Higher Impact Factors mean more prestigious journals. This information is also frequently used for job or grant applications.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://front-matter.io/mfenner/tired-of-impact-factors-try-the-sjr-indicator