Journal ranking and analysis

My RI - Measuring your research impact. 

Module 3: Journal Ranking and Analysis

This module highlights the main journal metrics used to evaluate journals. It looks in detail at the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and how it is calculated as well as highlighting additional journal metrics and emerging journal ranking tools.

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Use the Journal Citations Reports (JCR) to identify the top journal in your field or the impact factor for a particular journal
  • Understand how a journal’s impact factor is calculated and identify other journal metrics available using the JCR
  • Demonstrate an awareness of, and an ability to use new and emerging journal ranking tools
  • Identify the limitations and issues associated with the JIF


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My RI by University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth and the NDLR adapted by Marion Kelt, Glasgow Caledonian University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at