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Research Impact

How are journals ranked?

Journals within a specific discipline are often ranked according to their influence and impact. Citations and metrics are the two key elements in current journal ranking schemes.

Journal level metrics

Metrics are calculated from citation data. The key metrics used for journal ranking are:

  • Journal impact factors (JIF)
  • CiteScore
  • SCImago journal rank (SJR)
  • h5-index
  • Eigenfactor