Answered By: Anne Marie Gruber
Last Updated: May 08, 2020     Views: 44

There are several criteria for determining publication venues. Rod Library resources on Measuring Research Impact may be helpful for faculty wishing to consider impact when making such determinations.

Below are a variety of options and resources on specific topics related to research impact.

  • Traditional metrics such as journal impact factor. Rod Library subscribes to several databases that provide such metrics. These tend to be stronger in representing the sciences and social sciences than the humanities.
  • Alternative metrics ("altmetrics"), such as views/downloads/shares and mentions in social media and/or general news media.
  • Open Access: By UNI Faculty Senate resolution, faculty are encouraged to publish in Open Access venues, ensuring articles are available online, free of cost, and without use restrictions.

Some publishers/databases also have "manuscript matchers" which allow you to input information about your manuscript (usually title and citations) and receive recommended journal titles.

For more about additional criteria, author rights, and Rod Library support for authors (self-archiving, journal publishing, etc.), see our guide on Scholarly Communication and feel free to contact your liaison librarian.