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Technical Writing Sources: Significant Journals/Magazines

Significant Journals

To determine "significant" or "high impact" journals in a field of study:

  • Ask advisors/department chairs
  • Use journal ranking sources such as Scimago and Google Scholar (below); note that rankings will vary depending on the source used
  • Search Google under "top journals in _______" or  "Significant journals in _______." Limit search to .edu domain.

Journal Rankings/Metrics

There are several databases that compute journal and individual author "impacts" or influence, many of which require a paid subscription.  The following sources are freely available: