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Understanding Impact: Impact Factor and Other Research Metrics

This LibGuide will help you identify standard research metrics that are used to measure scholarly impact. This guide also outlines methods and tools you can use to identify journals in your field for publishing.

Ulrich's Periodical Directory

Ulrich's Web is a database the Library has access to which gives detailed information about journals. While it doesn't give the impact factor or any metric of journals, it does offer other valuable information. The database is very comprehensive; it lists series from all subjects published from all over the world. It will give you a basic indication if the journal is peer-reviewed or scholarly. Ulrich's Web also contains useful information like publisher's contact information and dates of publication.

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