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New Academic Staff: Which journal is best to publish in?

Repository and citations

If your papers are in an open access repository, your work will be more easily found and better cited. This is because the repository is searched by Google Scholar and there are no costs to seeing the papers on it.

For more information see:

To search University repositories world wide for Open Access publications try BASE:



To find out what rights you have to place your journal article in our repository, have a look at Sherpa Romeo. This is the definitive source of information for checking what rights you have and how long articles may be embargoed before we can make them freely available. 

For further information contact your subject liaison librarian.

Finding the top cited journals

To find the most cited journals in your field, use Web of Science Journal Citation Reports. (This link will open in a new window so you can keep these instructions visible and follow them live.)

Please note that if you are off site and not logged into myUniHub you will be asked to log in. This is the same username and password you use for your PC at work.

  • Choose Science or Social Science.
  • Check the right hand box is set to View a group of journals by Subject Category.
  • Submit.
  • Choose your subject using Ctrl and click for more than one.
  • Change View Journal Data - sort by: to Impact Factor
  • Submit.
  • You will see a ranked list of journals with the best at the top of the list.
  • If you click the journal title you will see all the information about the journal and how the ranking was calculated.

If you need more help with this, please contact your subject liaison librarian.