Where to Publish: evaluating journals

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Where to Publish: evaluating journals

  1. 1. 1La Trobe UniversityWhere to publish:evaluating journalslatrobe.edu.au/library
  2. 2. 2La Trobe UniversityWhat are the main issues?• Publishing in quality, high impact scholarly journals?• Selecting journals relevant to your discipline or researchfocus?• Where are other experts in your discipline publishing?• Identifying a journal whilst being mindful of ERA, FoR andimpact factors?• Ensuring that your research is reaching relevantaudiences?
  3. 3. 3La Trobe UniversityWhat quality factors should I check for?• Evaluate journals using a range of criteria and comparewith other journals in the same category• Quantitative and qualitative assessments may include:• Journal impact factors• Indexing and abstracting services• Relevance to your discipline• Ranking within your discipline• Peer review process
  4. 4. 4La Trobe UniversityHow can I check?• A range of resources are available:• Journal Citation Reports (JCR)• Eigenfactor calculation• Scopus Journal Analyzer (SJR)• SCImago• InCites• ERA 2012 Journal List• Relevant databases
  5. 5. 5La Trobe UniversityFurther help:• Research Education and Development (RED)• latrobe.edu.au/research/red• Research Services• latrobe.edu.au/research-services/• Contact your Faculty Librarian

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