Answered By: Linda Neyer
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2018     Views: 7

Generally speaking, journal reputation is what it sounds like -- it refers to the prestige and influence that a journal has within its field. Generally speaking, the articles published within a highly ranked journal are more highly regarded and frequently cited than lesser journals, and if an author has an article accepted for publication in such a journal it's considered to be quite prestigious. Of course, journal reputation varies from discipline to discipline, so for example, the journals Nature and Science are considered to be very important journals within the sciences. You may be interested in browsing SJR (Scimago Journal & Country Rank), which ranks journals by subject and other indicators as an example of one type of journal ranking. The library also maintains the research guide, 'Where Should I Publish My Article?,' with more information on publishing and journal reputation.

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