How to assess journal impact?

Illustrates how Publish or Perish can be used 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: