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Journal Selection and Metrics

Google Scholar Metrics

Google Scholar Metrics can illustrate how various journals compare within a given subject area.  This information can be very helpful when deciding which journal to submit an article to.  These journals are ranked by Google using their proprietary h-index calculations.  

To see journal rankings:

  • Go into Google Scholar 
  • click the three bars in the left upper corner
  • click Metrics

  • It will bring you to a screen with the overall top-ranked publications.  Look for the search icon (magnifying glass) in the upper right area and type in your subject area (i.e. Diabetes, or Nursing).  These should be large-scale subject areas that entire publications are devoted to.  Searching for a specific procedure or medication (such as CLABSI or tamiflu) will not return good results.
  • You will get a list of publications ranked by h5-index and h5-median.

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