Okay, now that you've got some journals in mind, how can you find quick facts about them - for example, are they really peer-reviewed? Are they open access? Are they still publishing, or defunct? How long has the journal been around? What topics do they publish? Will anyone find your article if you publish in a certain journal?
Note that the Advanced Search of UlrichsWeb can offer a lot of precision to your searches.
Cabell's has redesigned their directory of journals to give you much more information on journals, including scope, acceptance rates, type of review, open access status, plus links to the journal websites, JCR Impact Factor, Altmetric reports, and more. Cabell's can also help you identify reputable from less accomplished or less reputable journals with their recent White List - Black List feature.
Cabell's new design does a great job explaining what various features or metrics mean. Their advanced search allows you to search for journals according to many specific parameters.
Most of us have heard of "Impact Factor," but what is it?
When we talk about a journal's Impact Factor, we're talking about a proprietary name and method that is unique to an annual publication called Journal Citation Reports, also known as JCR, and recently rebranded as InCites Journal Citation Reports.
The new version of JCR is called. Some of its navigation features are . Check the tabs here for easy steps on how to get started!
Click the next tab of this tutorial for last page!
* Select comparison also lists Quartiles: Journals in a particular subject area are ranked by Impact factor (IF), and then the list is divided in four groups: Quartile 1 represents the top 25% of the journals in terms of highest IF. Q2 is the top 26%-50%, Q3 51%-75%, and Q4 76%-100%. You may select WHICH quartile you wish to see / compare.