Contact a Librarian
Tracking down cited references, finding journal acceptance rates and locating data to judge the prestige of a journal can be difficult.
A librarian is available to assist you. Contact one directly or schedule an appointment for in-depth research assistance. You may choose to meet with a librarian in-person or by telephone. This appointment service is available Monday-Friday.
Library Guidance for Faculty Publishing and Assessment
Deciding Where to Publish
- Serials Directory, a Library Database, offers comprehensive information on U.S. and international periodicals, including description, where indexed and abstracted, publisher, frequency, price, and more.
- Also particularly useful is the Library Database Cabell's Journal Directories which offer acceptance rates for journals in Business, Computer Science, Economics, Health Administration, Nursing and Education.
- Consider publishing your work in an Open Access repository or journal. Go to the Author's Rights/Open Access tab or the DigitalCommons@Fairfield tab to learn more.
For more guidance please go to the Journals: Acceptance Rates tab
To gather data on the prestige of a journal go to the Journals: Impact and Immediacy Factors tab
Determining Impact of your Scholarship
You've been published -congratulations! Now what? You will want to determine what impact your published works are having, especially in your field.