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Publishing in the Life Sciences: Impact Measures

Measures of Journal Impact and Prestige

  • Impact Factor - From ISI Journal Citation Reports (on Web of Science platform)
  • Eigenfactor - an alternative or complement to the impact factor; can also be accessed through Journal Citation Reports
  • Scimago Journal and Country Rank - Can filter by subject area/category; developed from information found in Scopus, a subscription-based, multidisciplinary, bibliographic database
  • The Australian Research Council evaluated over 20,000 peer reviewed journals and ranked each into four quality tiers. Over 4300 of these journals are in the health sciences. The ERA rankings can be searched by discipline or by journal title
  • The Special Library Association Biomedical & Life Sciences Division ranked the Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine in 2010

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