How to assess journal impact?
Most academics use Publish or Perish to search for authors. However, in the journal impact window you can also search for academic journals (or in fact any publication source). The process couldn't be simpler. Just enter the journal name in quotes and click on lookup. A search like this provides good results for journals with unique fairly unique names such as “Management International Review” or “International Journal of Cross Cultural Management”.
Journals can have (near) namesakes too!
Just like individuals, journals sometimes have very common names, leading to Publish or Perish results that are not all related to the journal you are searching for. Therefore in the PoP tutorial I have detailed several ways to narrow down your journal search:
- Journal search: Exclude homonyms
- Journal search: Exclude by ISSN(1)
- Journal search: Exclude by ISSN(2)
- Journal search: Search by ISSN
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.