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Research Impact Challenge: Challenge 13: Publishing for Impact: Find Top Ranking Journals in your Field using JCR

Challenge Description

Challenge 13
Publishing for Impact:
Find Top Ranking Journals in your Field using JCR

Journal Citation Reports provides the impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor metrics, and other citation data for approximately 12,000 scholarly and technical journals and conference proceedings from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.

In this Challenge, you’ll use JCR to help you determine where to publish your next paper:

  1. what are the journals in my field,
  2. which journals are cited most quickly - the "hottest" journals in my field,
  3. the highest impact journals in my field.

 

This session will be lead by Katherine Miller and Helen Brown, Reference Librarians, Woodward Library.

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Research Impact Challenge Bank

The Research Impact Challenges Bank is a set of simple online activities to help you learn and apply concepts about building your online academic profile, connecting with other researchers, keeping informed of research, discoverability and access to resources, and research metrics & analysis.

 Step 1   Select a Challenge

 Step 2   Complete a Challenge

 Step 3   Share Your Response

To complete the Find Top Ranking Journals in Your Field Using JCR challenge and other Journal Rankings challenges, go to the Research Challenge Bank.

Acknowledgements

This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Challenge

In this Challenge, you’ll use JCR to determine three things to help you select journals for publication:

  1. What are the journals in my field? Which are the highest impact journals in my field?
  2. Which journals are cited most quickly - the "hottest" journals in my field?
  3. How do I find a specific journal?

Step 1

Searching within your field

  • What are the journals in my field? (Categories)
  • What is the journal with the highest impact factor? (Impact Factor)

Step 2

  • What are the most quickly cited journals in my field? (Immediacy Index) Customize Indicators

 

Step 3

  • Finding a specific journal. Overview of the journal specific information.

Homework

1. Check out the visualizations and graphs. Are any of these useful to you in determining a journal you might investigate further?

2. What are a couple of journal titles you are interested in potentially submitting an article to?

3. This guide will not be maintained, instead, check out the Research Impact Challenge Bank. (see below)