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Information for Researchers

How to Determine which Journals to Publish in?

  • Scopus - Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, there are tools within the system that can be used to assess the strength of a journal. 
    • CiteScore - CiteScore measures average citations received per document published in the serial.
    • SCImago Journal Rank measures weighted citations received by the serial. Citation weighting depends on subject field and prestige (SJR) of the citing serial. 
    • Source Normalized Impact per Paper measures actual citations received relative to citations expected for the serial’s subject field.
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports) - use these to find out the impact factors for journals in the sciences and social sciences
  • SHERPA/FACT - use this tool to check if the journals in which you wish to publish comply with your funder's requirements for open access to research

Open Access

  • Open Access - guidance on complying with REF and your funder's requirements for Open Access
  • Repository (eprints)  - deposit your research publications in the University's Institutional Repository

Assessing Research Impact

  • Bibliometrics - read a summary of of bibliometrics, and an overview of which tools and websites you can use to assess the impact of your publications
  • SciVal - use to assess the research performance of individuals, research groups or institutions



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