Methods for Ranking Journals
METHODS FOR RANKING JOURNALS
Google Journal Metrics
European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)
- Available from the European Science Foundation
- International journals are classified into two sub-categories, INT1 and INT2, based on a combination of two criteria: influence and scope.
- Explanation of the classification system for journals
- Includes journals from the following areas: anthropology, art, art history, classical studies, gender studies, history, philosophy of science, linguistics, literature, musicology, pedagogical and educational research, philosophy and psychology with plans to add archaeology and religious studies
- Ranking based on the number of times a journal has been cited in the last 5 or 10 years
- Available from Microsoft Academic Search
- Click on All Fields of Study in the left column.
- Select a broad discipline such as Biology.
- Select a sub-discipline if desired.
- Click on Journals on the top, middle of the page.
- Click on See more for chart of ranked journals.
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR)
- SJR explanation
- Available from SJR
- Factors considered for SJR journal rankings include:
- Total cites per journal
- Total of published documents per journal
- Cites per document
- JournalRate—ratings by authors who have published in the journals