Check Web of Science.
Web of Science is the recognized standard for citation searching. You can obtain a Researcher ID and use it to view/track publication history in ISI-listed publications, create citation reports, and calculate h-index. Web of Science indexes over 12,000 high impact journals in 250 disciplines, and includes:
1. Access Web of Science through the library's Databases A-Z list
2. Switch from Basic Search to Cited Reference Search (blue arrow dropdown box)
3. Enter information about the cited work and click “Search”
4. Select the results you would like to view and click "Finish Search" - the results list includes all the articles citing the author and work you searched
5. Click on the title of the citing article to reveal more about the number of references the author cited, and how many times he or she has been cited
Check Cabell's Directories.
Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities can help you select journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript by providing a journal’s subject emphasis, acceptance rate, and review process. Subject coverage includes Business, Education, Sciences, Psychology, and Health.
*Of particular importance is the inclusion of the Journal Impact Factor from Journal Citation Reports, when available. This can give you an idea of the impact of your previous publications.
1. Access Cabell's Directories through the library's Databases A-Z list
2. Enter a title or title keyword(s) in the search box
3. Use the Advanced functions to refine your search by Impact Factor, ISSN, publisher, acceptance rate, review type, etc.
4. Click "Journal Details" for specific information about a particular journal
5. For a side-by-side comparison of multiple journals, click "Compare Journals" under each title you would like to include (the tab will turn green) - then click "Compare" in the pop-up window
Traditional attempts to capture scholarly impact have been measured using methods collectively referred to as “Bibliometrics.” The term was coined by Alan Pritchard in his 1969 paper entitled “Statistical Bibliography or Bibliometrics?” in which he defined the term as “the application of mathematics and statistical methods to books and other media of communication.” (Pritchard, 1969)
Bibliometrics seeks to quantitatively analyze scientific and technological literature in an attempt to determine the scholarly impact of an article or published work. One of the most common methods is citation analysis, whereby a citation is examined primarily for frequency and for patterns of occurrence in other published works. The merit or value of actual research is then judged according to these analyses.
Since print was the primary medium for transmission in Pritchard’s time, researchers had no choice but to rely on biblometrics and endure the not uncommon waiting period of 1-3 years before the impact of a published article could be known. Today, tools for bibliometrics have improved and can in some cases significantly cut down on the wait, but the inherent reliance on citation counts is not equipped to take into account emerging channels of scholarly communication that do not rely solely on print journal publication. The rise of electronic resources and e-journals has in some cases made bibliometrics difficult to implement, and bibliometrics lacks the ability to measure the impact of scholarly output in non-traditional avenues, such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social media. From The University of Pittsburg Libraries
“Alternative metrics” or “altmetrics” refers to different ways of measuring the use of, and impact of, scholarship. Rather than solely measuring the number of times a work is cited in scholarly literature, altmetrics aims to capture a more complete picture of scholarly impact by counting and analyzing the usage of more recent avenues of scholarly communication:
Additionally, altmetrics can be used to understand the research impact of scholarly works that aren't traditionally captured through citation counts, such as
Altmetrics doesn’t seek to replace conventional bibliometrics, but rather, endeavors to generate more timely and complete pictures of scholarly impact that can help researchers to better focus their efforts on avenues that are garnering the most interest, and ultimately, the greatest impact for their work. From The University of Pittsburg Libraries