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Measure Your Research Impact-h-index, impact factor and more

When deciding which journal to submit your new article to keep these things in mind:

  • Discipline relevance-does the journal reach your target audience?
  • Quality or impact of the journal-what is the impact factor of the journal (but do not use this as the only deciding factor)
  • Is it peer-reviewed (see Ulrichsweb link below in the Journal Selection Tools box)?
  • Prestige of the editorial team, contributors and the journal circulation
  • Availability- is the journal widely available (cost and distribution...the higher the cost, the less accessible)
  • Is it Open Access (see our guide on OA by clicking this link)?

Please be aware that some predatory journals may show up in your results. Please contact the Pratt Library if you are unsure of a journal title.