Journal ranking is the use of indicators to reflect the place of a journal within a subject discipline. You can then identify the relative importance of a journal especially when compared with other journals in the same field.
Journal ranking information can help researchers to decide where to publish an article. University administrators can use journal ranking data to determine if a researcher has published in high impact journals or not. Librarians can also refer to the ranking data to decide what journals to purchase and to cancel.
This part of the guide will show you how you can make use of the following tools to measure the impact and quality of journals. Note that the first two are Library-subscribed databases that measure the performance of journals using citation analysis. The third option contains links to access free journal ranking tools or journal lists compiled by research institutions. Select an option below to learn more about these tools: