Scholarly Journal Profiles

Several resources, electronic and print, provide valuable information about content, circulation, and/or rejection rates of scholarly journals to help you determine likely sources to submit your manuscripts and also to inform the context of your publications.

Electronic resources

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (Note: Requires special UGA password.)

Provides detailed information, including circulation data, on more than 250,000 serials on all subjects from over 80,000 publishers in more than 200 countries. Links to Journal Citation Reports for additional information.

Journal Citation Reports

Unique statistical analysis of frequency of citations to journals, including Impact Factor.

Don't overlook publisher websites which may contain information, including rejection rates.


Print resources

Print resources which have Manuscript Acceptance/Rejection Rates and other pertinent information include:

Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in Accounting
Main Ref HF5601.C33 2001-02

Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in Economics and Finance
Main Ref HB63.C22 2001-02

Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in Educational Curriculum and Methods
Main Ref Z286 .E3 C322 2002-2003

Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in Educational Psychology and Administration
Main Ref Z286 .E3 C323 2002-2003

Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in Management
Main Ref HD28.C23 2001-02

Cabell's directory of publishing opportunities in Marketing
Main Ref HF5410.C23 2001-02

Guide to publishing opportunities for Librarians .
Main Ref Z665.2 .U6 S37 1995

Journals in Psychology
Main Ref BF76.8 .J68

Author's guide to Social Work journals
HV85 .A93 1997 also another copy at Main Ref HV85 .M46 1992


Older Print Resources

An excellent print series, Annotated Bibliographies of Serials , though outdated, may still have limited value:

Serials on Aging
HQ1061 .H480 1986

Agricultural and animal sciences journals and serials
S493 .J450 1986

Anthropology journals and serials
GN1 .W550 1986

Economics journals and serials
HB1 .S530 1986 Repository

Education journals and serials
Main Ref L7 .C640 1988

Financial journals and serials
HG1 .F580 1986 Repository

History journals and serials
PN5124 .P4 F570 1986 Repository

Labor and industrial relations journals and serials
HD6971 .V620 1989

Library and information science journals and serials
Main Ref Z666 .B64 1985

Marine science journals and serials
Science Ref GC1 .B270 1986

Philosophy journals and serials
B72 .R720 1985

Religion journals and serials
Main Ref BL1 .A1 F5250 1988

. . . and perhaps these older sources may still contain some unique information:

Writing about music : a guide to publishing opportunities for authors and reviewers / Ann P. Basart ;
with a foreword by Joseph Kerman.
ML128 .P24 B37 1989 Main 7th floor Music Reference

Film, television, and video periodicals: a comprehensive annotated list / Katharine Loughney.
Main Ref PN1993 .L68 1991

Ethnic periodicals in contemporary America: an annotated guide / compiled by Sandra L. Jones Ireland
PN4882 .I74 1990 Repository.

Annotated world list of selected current geographical serials : 443 current geographical serials from 72 countries with a study of serials most cited in geographical bibliographies (1980) / by Chauncy D. Harris. H31.C6 no.194