When you want to publish, think about where you would like to publish and why. For example, you may have a journal that you are familiar with and would like to publish there. You may also want to publish in a high ranking journal. These considerations come into play when choosing a journal to publish in.
ERA is a comprehensive quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. The ratings are determined and moderated by committees of distinguished researchers, drawn from Australia and overseas.
Field of Research Codes are available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. For more information, look at the guide.
Use Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar to search for your subject area, and see what journals are listed. Check who has cited the article and the related articles.
You can verify if your journal is peer reviewed and still active by using the Ulrich's database.
To find this database, go to the Library homepage - Databases - Bibliographic - Ulrich'sweb.
To check that a journal is peer reviewed, check for this symbol
Go to the journal homepage after Ulrich'sweb, and check a few articles and the author guidelines.
Using the Scopus database, you can check the following measures of journal quality: SNIP (Source Normalised Impact Per Paper) and SJR (SciMago Journal Ranking). SNIP is a useful measure because it allows you to compare journal quality across different disciplines. It's good for the Arts and Humanities.
You aim for the SNIP and SJR to be above 1 but this is not always possible. Just aim for higher numbers.
For more information on impact, look at the guide Research Metrics.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact takes into account the differences in research behavior across disciplines.
Sourced from SciVal, this metric indicates how the number of citations received by a researchers publications compares with the average number of citations received by all other similar publications indexed in the Scopus database.
Similar publications are those publications in the Scopus database that have the same publication year, publication type and discipline.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact refers to citations received in the year of publication plus the following 3 years.
Field-Weighted Citation Impact metrics are useful to benchmark regardless of differences in size, disciplinary profile, age and publication type composition, and provide a useful way to evaluate the prestige of a researcher’s citation performance.
The tool used to calculate the Field-Weighted Citation Impact is:
Action: look for a journal in Scopus that is well regarded in your discipline. Consider the SJR and SNIP. Also consider how well cited the journal is.
"Impact Factor" is available from Journal Citation Reports. Journal Citation Reports offer a means to critically evaluate and compare journals using citation data. It is linked to information available from Web of Science.
Google Scholar provides links to additional relevant articles through two methods:
Cited by: A list of publications that have cited the resource
Related articles: A list of similar resources on the topic