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Find Journals To Publish Your Research

Looking for new places to get published?

Locating Journals by Discipline or Subject

Two companies create journal ranking products - Elsevier/Scopus and Clarivate Analytics/Journal Citation Reports.  The library has a license to Scopus.  The Scimago Journal and Country Rank include the journals from the Scopus® database and are free to access.

Try not to focus on finding one “perfect” subject filter for your topic when searching for journals. You may have to look through a few categories to capture the interdisciplinary nature of your research topic.

Some journals have lower rankings not because they are “bad” journals but because they have a smaller readership, are narrower in scope, etc. They are therefore cited less and have lower impact factors. If a journal is relatively new, it may have a lower score because the impact factors are based on times cited, and there hasn’t been a lot of time to be cited.  So, the rankings are a great starting point but don’t get too worried about the score.  Titles in the top quartile are probably fine for your initial review. 

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