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MSE 4050: Senior Thesis (Fall 2015): Publishing and High Impact Journals

Research guide to finding the literature of engineering articles, patents, books, and standards.

Refereed Journals

Primary research is often published in a peer-reviewed journal. Look for the referee jersey icon -  in Ulrich's Periodical Directory---. Read more

What's the H-index?

Devised by Jorge Hirsch, the H-index is the highest number of papers an author has that have each received at least that number of citations. This may be fairer than counting total papers or just high-ranked articles, and can't be self-inflated.

H-index (Publish or Perish)


Essential Science Indicators

Beware Predatory Journals

Beall's List at lists publishers and journal titles that are deceptive in their publishing practices (charge author fees, do not practice peer-review, and do not "count" in promotion review). Always check with your advisor before submitting a manuscript for publication - they know the best journals.

High Impact Journals for Materials Science