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Evaluate Journals & Publish Your Research

Resources for Evaluating Journals

CABELLS Scholarly Analytics
 is a complete source for journal information, evaluation metrics, and submission details for faculty.  It provides journal impact factor (new), acceptance rate, review process, topic(s) of articles, manuscript guidelines, type of reader, publication and contact information for over 11,000 journals in 18 disciplines including Business, Education, Nursing, Psychology, and Computer Science.  CABELLS Journal Blacklist, a blacklist of likely deceptive and predatory academic journals, will help keep faculty abreast of the growing threats and protected from exploitative operations. CABELLS Journal Whitelist is a searchable database of over 11,000 journals covering 18 disciplines - connecting researchers, librarians, and administrators to verified, reputable publications. Of significance is Cabells newly designed journal summaries presenting their suite of journal quality metrics,  including Impact Factor and Altmetric Reports.

Internet Resources  offers two ways to rank journals: by "Eigenfactor" or by "Article Influence".  You can obtain Eigenfactor Score and Article Influence Score of a particular journal in Journal Citation Reports database, or Search on website. ranks the influence of journals much as Google’s PageRank algorithm ranks the influence of web pages.  The Eigenfactor® score of a journal is an estimate of the percentage of time that library users spend with that journal (see for details).

SCImago Journal Ranking is a weighted metric, similar to the Eigenfactor Score.  The freely accessible web site contains rankings of more than 20,000 journals from the Scopus database, one of the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities.  The website offers an easy interface for searching and comparing within subject categories.

Google Scholar provides Top 100 Publications by citation count. The Scholar Metrics ranks journals based on an H-Index score. To explore specific research areas, select one of the broad areas on the left colume of the website, click on the "Subcategories" link and then select one of the options (e.g.: Humanities, LIterature and Arts > Subcategories > Drama & Theater Arts).  Google Scholar Metrics  provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications, and to help authors as they consider where to publish their research.