Journal Rankings and Publishing Resources

Journal Rankings and Information

The following resources are available for researchers to evaluate the impact of a particular journal in a field of study.

SCImago Journal Rankings

Freely-accessible resource that uses SCOPUS data to rank the impact of scholarly journals.

Freely-accessible resource that uses ISI Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) data to rank scholarly journal impact. 

Microsoft Academic Field Rank

Freely-accessible resource that uses Microsoft Academic data to rank journal impact by field of study. Select a subject on the left side, and then click "See More" in the middle to get a detailed list.

Google Scholar Metrics

Freely-accessible resource that uses Google Scholar data to rank scholarly journal impact. Select "Categories" on the left side to pick a subject area. 

In addition to these resources, journals often list their own impact factors and rankings. For example, check the header to Ecology Letters to find its impact factor and subject ranking in Wiley Online Library. 

Publishing Resources

The following resources are available to assist researchers in picking the right journal for their work and making this work as visible as possible in the field.

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities

VSU access only. Journals are categorized by subject, and important data such as acceptance rate is provided for each journal. 

Directory of Open Access Journals: Subject List

Publishing in an open-access journal allows your work to be discovered by more researchers. DOAJ has a comprehensive list of open access journals by subject. 

Vtext: Scholarly Texts and Research at Valdosta State University

Vtext is Valdosta State University's official digital repository, offering long-term preservation and open access options for your scholarly work. Vtext is part of the GALILEO Knowledge Repository project.

Submit your scholarly work to Vtext here.

Author Rights

Journals have different policies as to what you can do with your article once it's published. To check what rights you have as an author in a particular scholarly journal, check SHERPA/RoMEO