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Research Impact and Evaluation

Selecting a Journal

Authors may follow many paths in deciding where to seek to publish their research. There are many clues to the quality of a journal, publisher or conference.

1.Search the Journal Citation Report database to retrieve a list of Journals in your Subject area/or look at a specific title and click on the Related Journals button to see other titles. For example:

  • Click on this link: JCRWeb (Journal Citation Reports)
  • Click the radio button: Search for a specific journal: Journal of Geophysical Research-click the Submit button
  • Click the Abbreviated  Journal Title
  • Click the Related Journals button and browse the list!

2. Search the literature in your field and see where faculty/mentors in your subject area are publishing

3. Consider a reputable Open Access Journal where a colleague has published.