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Journal Rankings, Citation Tracking and Management

How to find journal rankings, build a record of your scholarship and manage citations used in your research.

Journal Acceptance Rates

The ratio of the number of articles submitted to a journal compared to the number published can indicate its prestige.  However, the methods for calculating the number of submissions, the scope of the journal, and other factors can influence acceptance rates for various journals (see additional resources below).

MLA Directory of Periodicals provides the acceptance rates for journals in literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.  Divide the number of articles published per year by the number of articles submitted.

The American Psychological Association provides Journal citation and rankings, including the impact factor, 5 year impact factor and ranking for APA-affiliated journals only.

Some journals include the acceptance rate on their website or in the information for authors section. You can also contact the journal. 


More information:

Fairfield University. DiMenna-Nyselius Library. Journals: Acceptance Rates.  

University of Michigan Library. Finding Journal Acceptance Rates.