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Promotion & Tenure Resource Guide

This guide is intended to provide resources useful to individuals who need to evaluate research and its impact. It includes journal acceptance rates, citation analysis, impact factors, journal rankings, creating publication lists, etc.

General Guides to Journal Evaluation

Acceptance/Rejection Rates

For journals not included in the resources below, the best way to locate information on acceptance rates is to visit the journal website (in the Author Guidelines section) or contact the journal editor directly. Some societies will also publish acceptance rates for their journals on the society home page.

Journal Rankings

Journal rankings can be very controversial and eachresource has pros and cons to their use. Journal Citation Reportsand SCImago are the two largest and most heavily used tools. For publications not covered by these tools, you might want to check out Google Scholar Metrics.