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Evaluating Quality of Publications and Conferences
Evaluating journals, books, and conferences and avoiding deceptive or predatory publishers
Various sources offer journal ranking. Deceptive journals sometimes illegitimately claim to have a journal ranking or "impact factor." Below are sources that explain journal ranking for those who would like to understand it further or to check on a particular journal's claims about itself.
Journal Rankings- This guide created by former Hunter Librarian Mason Brown is intended for science students; however, most of the sources covered are relevant to wider subject areas.
University of Toronto Journal Impact guideoffers additional interpretations of similar sources. This guide includes links to two subscription sources from University of Toronto. You can access Journal Citation Reports here through Hunter. Hunter does not have a subscription to Scopus, although you may use your Hunter OneCard to visit the CUNY Graduate Center Library, John Jay, or another CUNY library that has a subscription, and use Scopus while you are on that campus.
John Jay's Journal Ranking resource offers additional explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of various journal ranking sources.