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8: Journal Impact

SESSION 8: Measuring Journal Impact

There are thousands of journals in the academic world, how do you know which ones are quality journals and which ones you should avoid? In this session you will learn why it is important to evaluate journals and about how to measure their impact through metrics and rankings. Make sure the journals you publish in and cite count! 

 Topics include:

  1. Why measure journal quality and impact?
  2. Thinking about journal relevance
  3. Evaluating journal integrity and quality
  4. Finding circulation data
  5. Finding journal metrics and ranking data: JCR, SCImago & Scopus
  6. Looking at journal prestige lists

*Please download the Research Metrics Card to accompany this session (you will need to sign in to access these).

The Library also provides a valuable Measure Research Quality and Impact - Research Guide to support you throughout your research journey at Murdoch University.


The recorded webinar below took place on 29 September 2021.

The slides can be downloaded here (you will need to sign in to access these). 

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