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Academic Publishing: Evaluating Academic Journals

Journal Rankings & Acceptance Rates

These resource will help you evaluate scholarly journals in your field.  Information provided includes the acceptance or rejection rates, length of time for the peer review and publication process. You will find out how many manuscripts are accepted compared to the total number of manuscripts submitted. You will also find out the impact factor of a particular journal based mainly on the journal's citation reports.


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