The resources listed here assist with the discovery of academic journals by various criteria including discipline, field of study, impact factor, and ranking. JournalGuide and Jane match title and abstract keywords to journals. A similar method can be used in the library's subject-specific databases. Enter relevant keywords describing your research to discover journals that published similar research.

Proposes journals for publication by analyzing keywords from article titles and abstracts. Includes impact factor (SNIP), open access availability, and other pertinent publication information when available.

Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator)
Suggests journals for publication by analyzing keywords from article titles and abstracts. Works well for nursing and sciences.

Cabell's Scholarly Analytics
Helps researchers to identify journals for manuscript submission. Provides journal overviews, metrics, and manuscript guidelines. Includes acceptance rates, journal impact factors and altmetrics where available. Also features predatory reports on journals with questionable practices. Villanova researchers have access to journal information in the fields of health, education, business, psychology, and psychiatry. Formerly known as Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities.

Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics)
Presents academic journal analytics that evaluate, rank, and compare journals using citation data drawn from about thirty percent of journals in the sciences, technology, and social sciences. Facilitates the identification of highly ranked journals for publication.

CiteScore (Scopus/Elsevier)
Generates and ranks discipline-specific lists of journals.

Arranges journals by discipline. Results can be further narrowed to specific fields. Includes Scimago Journal ranking (SJR).

Subject Librarian Contact information

Name Subject Specialization Contact Location
Daly, NicoleCommunication, Sociology and Criminology610-519-5207Falvey 225
Fogle, NikolausPhilosophy, Ethics610-519-5182Room 227
Fry, AlfredEngineering, Nursing, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science610-519-4283Room 224
Hauck, LindaBusiness, Human Resource Development610-519-8744Room 222
Hayes, EricaDigital Scholarship, Digital Humanities610-519-5391Room 218B Main
Hughes, SarahNursing, Biology, Health Sciences610-519-8129Room 220
LeBlanc, RobertACS, First-Year Experience610-519-7778Room 226
Ortiz Rivera, LaurieHistory, Art History, Education & Counseling610-519-3907Room 229
Poley, DarrenTheology & Religious Studies; Humanities & Classical Studies610-519-6371Room 230
Seibert, JuttaGlobal Interdisciplinary Studies610-519-7876Room 228
Stein, MerrillPolitical Science / Psychological and Brain Sciences / Public Admin. / Naval Science / Geography & the Environment610-519-4272Room 221
Wingo, SarahEnglish Literature, Theatre, and Romance Languages and Literature 610-519-5183Room 223