Management: Research

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Measuring the quality of a journal article or journal

How do you measure the quality of a journal article?

There are several ways in which you can measure the quality of a journal article or journal. This includes:

  • viewing the article's citation counts in either Scopus, Web of Science or Google Scholar (HINT: do a search on the article title)
  • viewing the journal's h index in either Google Scholar, Scopus or Web of Science
  • checking if the journal article is peer reviewed by using a list or the databases
  • viewing lists of journal rankings

Want to know if a journal is peer reviewed?

View our Find peer review journal articles guide or consult the journals tab within the Publishing guide.

You may wish to look at the following site to see the components of a scholarly article. 

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article An interactive guide from NCSU libraries. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

If you wish to find out more information about journal metrics you can consult the following:

Finding theses and other research outputs

Explore...research methodology

Access SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO)

A research tool that will assist you to design research projects and understand the methods behind them. Browse or search across books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles and videos.

Example book titles:

  • Doing your dissertation in business and management
  • Understanding management research
  • Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations
  • Grounded theory in management research
  • Doing critical management research

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