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Evaluating journals

Is this journal peer-reviewed?  Where is it indexed? What are the credentials of the editorial boards?

Where is this journal ranked in its research field(s)?

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Evaluating book publishers

Evaluating the quality of book or monograph publishers can be challenging, as not all books and book chapters are indexed in the major databases. Guidance from your supervisors and colleagues is extremely important.

To evaluate the scholarly quality and impact of a monograph (e.g., a book), you could consider:

Is the book peer-reviewed? What are the credentials of the editors and publishers?

  • You can find such information at:
    • Global Books in Print (free) - global directory of book publishers and titles
    • Book Citation Index (free) - list of publishers indexed within Thomson Reuters most recent citation index
    • The publisher’s website

Is the publisher considered a high impact or quality publisher?  

Evaluating Conferences

For information about evaluating the quality of a conference see the Conferences: The how-to-choose guide page on this guide.