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Evaluating Journals & Publishers
Here are some sources of useful information, data & guidance for identifying the most appropriate journal for publishing your work. In addition to using these sources, remember also to use article databases (e.g. CINAHL, ProQuest Nursing, PsycInfo, PubMed) to identify those journals that have recently published works relevant to your research interest. To review content in one specific journal, use the library's 'Journals by Title' search tool.
Cabells Scholarly Analytics This link opens in a new window
Use Cabells "Journalytics" database to identify and evaluate academic journals according to a range of criteria, including contact and publication information, quality metrics, submission experience data, and peer review indicators. Also search the "Predatory Reports" component of this resource to help avoid publications or publishers found to show evidence of deceptive or predatory practices.
Ulrich's International Periodicals This link opens in a new window
Directory of journals and magazines published worldwide.
Journal Citation Reports This link opens in a new window
Provides ISI's journal impact factor metrics based on citation data. Helps determine a publication's impact and influence in the global research community. The previous version of interface is also still available here.
Research Integrity & Misconduct
Here are a few suggested resources and tools you could use for identifying, avoiding and understanding instances of research misconduct and other sources of error, including fraud, plagiarism, data fabrication or data manipulation: