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Dr. Sam Arungwa: Research Assistant Resources: Top Journals

Identifying Top Journals

As you collect articles, start making a list of the journals they come from. You will work with Dr. Arungwa to begin to identify the top journals in this area of research.

If you want to verify that a journal is peer-reviewed and see information about how long it has existed, check out this guide which will introduce you to a research tool called Ulrich's Periodicals Directory:

Determining journal ranking is a complicated task. There are lots of ways to measure the impact and importance of specific articles and specific journals. Here are two ways of getting a sense of how a journal compares to others in a given field or topic area: