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Which Journal? Impact

Knowing the impact or importance of the journal can help in decisions about where an author will choose to submit an article. Here are some free tools to determine journal impact.

New in Dec 2016 by Elsevier. Free.

For disciplines of business, health, education, psychology. Use "advanced search"
Eigenfactor covers the natural and social sciences and "also lists newsprint, PhD theses, popular magazines and more."  It has  top ten lists.  Recommend starting with its map of disciplines

European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) site has a "show disciplines" drop-down menu including such areas as Anthropology, Art & Art History, Cultural Studies, Economics, Film & Theatre Studies, Gender Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, to view journal rankings in the Humanities.  Criteria for inclusion.

Google Scholar Metrics
Ranks publications in Google Scholar by analyzing the last five years of journal articles from websites that follow Google's inclusion guidelines as well as conference articles and preprints from a small number of manually identified sources. Excludes publications with less than 100 articles during the five-year period and those with no citations. The metrics provided are the h-index, h-core, h-median, h5-index, h5-core, and h5-median. - Journal Quality List Compiles rankings in the areas of Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing.

Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters):  JCR is superceded by ScienceWatch Highlighted Journals

ScienceWatch Highlighted Journals (Thomson-Reuters)

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
Based on Elsevier's Scopus data, SNIP is a European ranking that attempts to address the problems of varying citation rates.  

SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR)
A free source that uses data from Elsevier's Scopus database. Journal rankings are based on eigenvector.


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