When you have a manuscript to submit for publication, it can be challenging to find the right journal in which to publish. Finding an appropriate journal will maximize your success with getting your manuscript accepted, enhance the visibility of your research, and broaden the impact your research will have on science or the community.
Characteristics of journals can be compared quantifiably. Factors such as the number of citations, number of documents published, and total references in the journal can be used to calculate scores for the journals.
Journal Citation Reports
Journal Citation Reports is a subscription resource that can be used to compare journals' characteristics including Journal Impact Factor, Article Influence Score, and Total Cites.
SCImago Journal and Country Rank
SCImago is a free resource that uses citation data from Scopus to provide journal impact data. It provides journal rankings by journal country of origin and numerous visual representations of journal impact data.
Google Scholar Metrics
Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.