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Journal Evaluation Tools

This guide is intended to be helpful to someone trying to identify quality journals in their discipline. It covers journal rankings, acceptance and rejection rates, and links out to information on predatory journals and open access.

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.

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Lorrie Pellack
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Head of Research Services Dept.
150 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569