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This provides links to some free journal citation and ranking sites. Cabells is not free and you must be logged into MyHofstra to access this database provided by Hofstra University Library.
The database Cabells Directories, to which Hofstra University subscribes, provides information on the difficulty of acceptance for specific scholarly journals. It can be used in connection with the free services provided on this page.
Metrics Toolkit Maintained by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals). Evaluates metrics.
Publish or Perish Software which allows for analysis of journals, bibliometric research, and to build a case for research impact.
Journal Ranking Sites
SJR: SCImago Journal and Country Rank
It is described at BitesizeBIo
Primarily for science journals but one can configure it for other disciplines as well. For instance you can rank all Sociology/Political Science journals within the Subject Category box after first selecting Social Sciences in the Subject Area.
Under the "About" tab is a faq which explains what is being measured. Science journals are well represented, social sciences less so and only some journals in the humanities.
Eigenfactor Metrics Actual database of journals with metrics up to 2015.
SJR and Eigenfactor allow the user to search for journals within disciplinary categories.
Google Scholar Metrics
Article on Google Metrics
Ranking journals: Could Google Scholar Metrics be an Alternative to Journal Citation Reports and Scimago Journal Rank?
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