Where to publish PSS research?


Before the turn of the year 2021, the SIG Steering Committee started to investigate the issue of ‘where to publish PSS research?’, which is often a daunting question for early career investigators.

The ‘Compass’ series wants to bring you the results of this discussion, presenting statistics, findings and more to inform your choice. 


In this first ‘episode’, we have a look at the journals that were shortlisted by the Committee members. We rank them using different metrics, such as CiteScore and the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) as you see below. These data (from 2019) have been sourced from the SCOPUS database.


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Items in BOLD: Journals ranked top 10% by Scoupus in their field/discipline.

Items in GREEN: Open Access.


CiteScore (CS): this is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in a journal. It was launched in December 2016 by Elsevier as an alternative to the impact factors calculated by Clarivate. CiteScore is based on the citations recorded in the Scopus database rather than in JCR, and those citations are collected for articles published in the preceding four years instead of two or five.


SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): this is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from. A journal's SJR is a numeric value indicating the average number of weighted citations received during a selected year per document published in that journal during the previous three years. Higher SJR values are meant to indicate greater journal prestige.







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