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When investigating where to publish a new article, try these ideas:
1. Perform a general database search on your topic to see which journals have accepted articles in your topic area.
2. Think cross-disciplinary. Consider journals from disciplines closely related to your topic.
3. Try Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. TWU Login required. Search for journals using SUBJECT search.
Consider Acceptance Rates when choosing where to submit your manuscript.
Also consider how many issues a journal publishes annually. Journals publishing monthly accept fewer submissions than journals publishing bi-monthly.
A method of ranking, evaluating, categorizing, comparing journals, journal articles, books and even authors or researchers. Measures the frequency of citation in a given period of time. Provides quantitative evidence for evaluation of relative importance.
Cumulative impact and relevance of an individual researcher's scientific research output.
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Journal X's impact factor for 2004
Number of Cites in 2003 to articles published in:
2002 = 866 citations
2001 = 1191 citations
Number of articles published in:
2002 = 203 articles
2001 = 214 articles
Cites to recent articles 2057
Number of recent articles 417
Impact Factor = 4.933
Impact Factors are not a perfect tool to measure the quality of journal, articles, or researchers. They should be used in concert with additional criteria.