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Communication: Top Journals
Library resources and library class guides for students in Communications.
Evaluate and compare scholarly journals in all areas of the sciences and social sciences. Results can be used to determine which journals are the most important and influential in their respective disciplines based on high impact and citations.
More about finding the best journals
The definition of "best" depends entirely on your topic and research. Here are tips on identifying some of those titles:
Critical thinking - Look at the content, article length, authorship (expertise or staff writer), language and vocabulary, format/structure, publisher, editors and reviewers.
"Analyze" feature: Do a broad search in Web of Science. Click the Analyze Results button on the search results screen. In the Rank the records by this field: select Source Titles.
Science Citation Index Expanded (1975-present); Social Sciences Citation Index (1975-present); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present); Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present); Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present); Book Citation Index– Science/Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present); Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present, including Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840); Index Chemicus (1993-present); BIOSIS Citation Index (1926-present); BIOSIS Previews (1926-present); Current Contents Connect (1998-present); Data Citation Index (1900-present); Derwent Innovations Index (1963-present); KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980-present); MEDLINE (1950-present);Russian Science Citation Index (2005-present); SciELO Citation Index (1997-present); and Zoological Record® (1964-present)