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BSCI, CRJ, & WGST Faculty: Library Services and Research Help

for Behavioral Sciences, Criminology & Criminal Justice, and Women's & Gender Studies Faculty

Identify Journals in your Research Area

Some databases used by the Behavioral Sciences identify journals in their list of search hits that publish in your research areas (as indicated by your search words):

  • PsycINFOPsycARTICLES: Click on Publication under the Refine Results sidebar to the right of your list of search hits
  • ScienceDirect: Click on Publication title under the Refine filters sidebar to the right of your list of search hits 
  • Social Sciences Abstracts: Click on Publication under the Refine Results sidebar to the right of your list of search hits
  • Sociological Abstracts: Click on Publication title under the Narrow your results sidebar to the left of your list of search hits
  • SpringerLink: Click on Published In under the  Refine Your Search sidebar to the right of your list of search hits

Find Journal Impact Factors

Journal Citation Reports: allows you to evaluate and compare journals and their impact factors using citation data drawn from approximately 12,000 journals and conference proceedings from more thant 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries.

To focus to journals in your specific subject area(s) of research, click on Categories in the left sidebar and then check the boxes next to one or more subject categories.

The Journal Citation Reports Help page has more information about Journal Citations Reports and using it to evaluate and compare journals.

Calculate Your H-Index (your research output and impact)

The h-index quanitifies an individual’s research output and measures both their productivity and impact. The index is based on a list of publications ranked in descending order by the number of citations these publications received. The value of h is equal to the number of papers (N) in the list that have N or more citations. (J.E. Hirsch, 2005). 

Web of Science calculates your h-index:

  • Enter the name of the author in the top search box (e.g. Smith JT)
  • Select Author from the drop-down menu to the right of the search box
  • Click on Search
  • Click on Citation Report on the right hand corner of the results page
    • The H-index is on the right of the screen

Find Your Article DOIs

Use this Free DOI Lookup tool to look up the DOIs of your published articles:

  • First Author search only retrieves DOIs for articles for which you were first author
  • Use an Article Title search for articles for which you were not the first author
  • Not all of your articles will have DOIs, especially any that are more than about 15 years old

Determine How Many Times your Article, Book, or Book Chapter has been cited

Web of Science calculates how many times your articles or book chapters (published 2005 and later) have been cited:

  • Enter the name of the author in the top search box (e.g. Smith JT)
  • Select Author from the drop-down menu to the right of the search box
  • Click on Search
  • Times Cited, to the right of each article or book chapter, shows how many times each has been cited
    • Click on the linked number for a list of works that have cited your article or book chapter
Google Scholar calculates how many times your articles or books (but not book chapters) have been cited:
  • Open Advanced Search options by clicking on the arrow at the right of the search box
  • Enter the name of the author in the Return articles authored by search box (e.g. JT Smith)
  • Cited by, under each article or book chapter, shows how many times each has been cited
  • Warning: Google Scholar includes duplicates in its Cited by number
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