Scholars that are considering an unfamiliar journal for submission often find it challenging to assess the quality of that journal. Prestigious journals with a proven track record are ubiquitously accepted as excellent publication outlets. The same is not necessarily true for other journals. However, a little bit of research will go a long way towards ascertaining the most basic quality criteria. This guide lists selected tools and methods for assessing journal quality.

Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics)
Presents academic journal analytics that evaluate, rank, and compare journals using citation data drawn from core 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.

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