In addition to “Journal Citation Report” and “Scopus Journal Analyzer”, which are only accessible through subscription, there are in fact many free databases and tools that can also help you evaluate the quality of journals. This page lists some of these databases for you to further explore.
The following open access databases use the citation data in the Scopus Database to calculate the journal impact values.
SJR SCImago Journal & Country Rank:
Refer to the "What are SJR & SNIP ..." box on the "Scopus Journal Analyzer" page for more about these metrics.
Using the same dataset as "Journal Citation Reports" (JCR), the Eigenfactor metrics try to overcome some problems inherent to the JCR Impact Factor:
The following metrics are used:
Eigenfactor Score (EF)
Article Influence Score (AI)
Normalized Eigenfactor (EFn) (introduced in 2014)
Eigenfactor metrics are also available within JCR.
Journals can also be evaluated based on assessment methods or inspection by experts. Below are some journal lists compiled by universities, professional organizations or research centers. Some are specific to a discipline.
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)
Excellence in Australian Research (ERA)
Master Journal List by Thomson Reuters
Harzing.com Journal Quality List