Monday, March 9, 2015

Archaeology journal impact factors

I'm trying to decide where to submit an article, and therefore I was checking some journal impact factors on the Scimago site. I discovered they have a nice little widget that will produce a graph of a journal's impact information on your website. Here are some examples in no particular order:

1. Journal of Archaeological Science

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

2. Journal of Archaeological Research

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

3. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

4. Cambridge Archaeological Journal

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

5. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

6. World Archaeology

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

If you click on the graph, the link will take you to the journal's page at the Scimago site, which has lots more information. 

Note that, after many years of dominance, the Journal of Archaeological Science has been surpassed in its SJR rating by the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, albeit by a tiny margin. By the older and better known H-index, the Journal of Archaeological Science still leads by a large margin (64 to 37). These measures are based on data through 2013, which are the latest available because of the inevitable lag in citations to articles.

I'll be curious to see whether these graphs update automatically. I suspect they will because they are links, not embedded images. So, check back frequently! Let me know if you want me to include other journals to this rather random cavalcade.

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