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Research Metrics, Impact and Engagement: Journal ranking

Research Impact: : Updated Where to Publish information

Publishing at Charles Sturt University

When publishing at Charles Sturt it is recommended that you first check that the journal is in:

The CSU Research Productivity Index (CSU login required) allocate points depending on type of publication. 

Journal quality indicators

You can use Journal quality indicators to:

  • identify journals you might want to publish in
  • find journals relevant to your research
  • check the status of journals you have published in

It is important to compare a journal with other journals in the same field. SCImago Journal Country Rank (SJR ) lists journal in each subject category. The Journal of Aging and Health is ranked 6th in Gerontology. It is also in the top quartile of the journals in this area.

Using journal rank in a field of research is more meaningful quoting an impact factor, without comparing it with other journals in its field.

Scimago Journal and Country Rank (SJR)

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) use data from Scopus to provide journals and country metrics.

It is journal-level metric and expresses the average number of citations received in a selected year by the documents published in that journal in the previous three years.  

See the SJR Help for information on how to:

  • Find a journal
  • Rank a journal
  • Understand tables and charts

View and compare journals in Scopus

The Journal Analyzer in Scopus compares up to 10 journals indexed by the Scopus.

Explanations for the different Metrics used in Scopus: Measuring a journals impact

Category and Quartile Rank of a Journal in Web of Science

To find the category and quartile impact factor rank of some Web of Science journals:

WoS search box

  • Enter the journal title into the search box and select 'Search'.
  • From the search results select the title of an article and select 'View Journal Impact':

The resulting dialog box will provide the list of categories within JCR and a quartile scope for each category:

Category and quartile box

Where to find more information about journal impact

You can find information about journal impact from a number of sources:

Journal impact factors for individual journals may also be available from publishers’ websites.

CSU no longer has access to the Journal Citation Reports (JCR).