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Researchers: Journals - getting cited and published

Citation indexes - Finding the best journals and articles

Citation indexes enable you to find the most cited articles by finding other papers which have cited them since they were published.  You can also use them to find the best journals to publish in.  We have a subscriptions to Web of Science.

Journals to be avoided

Please do follow the advice in other boxes to make sure you get published in a quality journal.

There are journals which have been set up specifically to capture open access papers and their quality has been questioned.

This independent website may be of use if you are concerned about a specific title or publisher:

Other sources of journal bibliometrics

These links are to alternative sources of information on research journals:

Alternative impact metrics

These two resources go beyond conventional citation counts and into social media and the web to create impact measures.

Getting published in IEEE journals

Although this is a talk about getting published in IEEE journals, the lessons and advice are universal.


Whatever research you are doing, you must ensure you have the right to use any third party material.  For detailed advice, see our Copyright pages.