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Where Should I Publish?

Tool Use

Where Should I Publish?



  • To find high quality journals for publishing
  • To find journals recommended by Deakin University

Journal Ranking Lists

Citation-index based lists



  • To find journal citation data (Web of Science)
  • To find Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  • To find a list of top ranking journals in a subject area by JIF


  • To find journal citation data (Scopus)
  • To find Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) [comparable to JIF]
  • To find a list of top ranking journals in a subject area by SJR
  • To access the Journal Quality List (JQL)
  • Collates 18 journal ranking lists of over 900 journals
  • Range of subjects including economics, marketing & psychology

Discipline specific lists

Tool Use
  • To access the Australian Business Deans Council journal ranking list
  • The list ranks 2,767 journals in business, economics and law
  • Ranking based on citation metrics & other reputable journal quality lists
  • To view a conference ranking list in the computing disciplines
  • Ranks conferences from A* (leading) to C (minimum standard)
  • Ranking based on citation rates, paper acceptance rates, and visibility/research track record of key hosts of the conference
  • To find a list of high quality journals in the humanities
  • Wide subject coverage including anthropology, archaeology, art, history, architecture, literature, education, psychology, and religious studies
  • To access the Washington & Lee Law Journal Ranking
  • Find law journals by subject, country of publication, and ranking
  • Rankings are calculated using citation data from 2007-2014

Article impact (citations)

Tool Use
  • To find citation data for your publications using Google Scholar data
  • Citation data from Web of Science is also available
  • Create a Scholar Profile for automatic calculation of your h-index and total citations to all your works


  • To find citation data for your publications using Scopus data
  • View total number of citations and percentile (how citations to an article compare to average citations for articles of same age/type)
  • View number of readers on Mendeley


  • To find citation data for your publications using WoS data
  • View total number of citations and usage count (number of times the full text has been accessed or the record has been saved/exported to a reference management tool) in the past 180 days (updated daily)

Journal Publishing Information

Tool Use
  • To find information about a journal such as formats the journal is published in (i.e. print, online), databases the journal is indexed in, frequency of publication and journal scope

Conference Information

Tool Use

  • Search over 100,000 conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits, expos, and seminars by subject area, location or date
  • Use to evaluate the scholarly quality and impact of a conference


  • To find details about worldwide academic conferences
  • To evaluate the scholarly quality and impact of a conference

Funding Opportunities

Tool Use




  • To search for local and global research funding opportunities available to Australian researchers
  • Save searches, create alerts, and bookmark funding opportunities

Book/Book Chapter Impact

Tool Use


  • Quickly and easily search across relevant books, journals, and conference proceedings on a single platform
  • Search books indexed in Bowker's Books, In Print database, Witaker's British Books In Print database and Bowker's Publishers Authority database
  • To find a list of academic publishers ranked by quality
  • Access details about the publisher and links to the publisher website

Open Access

Tool Use


  • Search DOAJ for high quality, peer reviewed open access journals covering all scientific and scholarly subjects


  • To find information on research funder's open access policies



  • To find publisher's policies on self-archiving of journal articles online and in open access repositories (i.e. what version can be deposited, where it can be deposited)

Deakin Institutional Repository

Tool Use
  • Search DRO to find Deakin researcher outputs (e.g. journals, books, data, theses)
  • Publications in DRO are discoverable by major search engines (e.g. Google Scholar)