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General resourcesEdit

Searching by ISSN is usually the simplest way to get good results

  • Library of Congress search - Useful for finding the LCCN number and other identifiers, like CODEN. Selecting the "Periodicals" option in the search bar will usually help locate the publication.
  • CASSI search - Useful for finding the CODEN identifier of the journal. Will very often have detailed history of mergers, splits, name changes, etc.
  • List of Title Word Abbreviations - Useful for finding the ISO 4 abbreviation of a journal.
  • MIAR search - Useful for finding indexing information when not listed on the journal's website.
  • NLM catalogue



  • {{Cite journal}} - use to cite references to journals anywhere in Wikipedia


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Check Category:Academic journal stubs for possible undocumented new stubs and subcategories, tag stub articles (between categories and interwikis) with the most relevant from:

See also
Specific guidance about academic magazines


Root categoriesEdit

Categorization guidelinesEdit

Academic journal articles should have one or more subcategories from each of these:

Plus, when applicable:

Specific guidance about academic magazines

Category maintenanceEdit

  • Category:Academic journals is a bit of a 'shove-all' category, used when you don't know the specific category to use. Normally, it should be regularly emptied by subcategorizing their articles as shown above. ("Academic journals" being replaced with "Scientific journals", "Humanities journals" or such, plus year, frequency, etc.)
  • Category:Research and Category:Research management.

Abstracting and indexing databases (with some preformatted references)Edit

==Abstracting and indexing==
The journal is [[indexed and abstracted]] in the following bibliographic databases:<ref>{{cite MIAR |title=JOURNALTITLE |issn=ISSN |access-date={{subst:TODAY}}}}</ref>
*[[Database 1]]
*[[Database 2]]
  • ATLA journal listings; to cite: <ref name=ATLA>{{cite web |url= |title=Title and Product Update Lists |publisher=[[American Theological Library Association]] |work=[[ATLA Religion Database]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • Biological Abstracts journal list; to cite: <ref name=BA>{{cite web |url= |title=Biological Abstracts - Journal List |publisher=[[Clarivate Analytics]] |work=Intellectual Property & Science |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • CAB Abstracts coverage list; to cite: <ref name=CABAB>{{cite web |url= |title=Serials cited |work=[[CAB Abstracts]] |publisher=[[CABI (organisation)|CABI]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • CASSI (CODEN, ISSN, journal abbreviations); to cite: <ref name=CASSI>{{cite web |url= |title=CAS Source Index |publisher=[[American Chemical Society]] |work=[[Chemical Abstracts Service]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • CINAHL coverage list; to cite: <ref name=CINAHL>{{cite web |url= |title=CINAHL Complete Database Coverage List |publisher=[[EBSCO Information Services]] |work=[[CINAHL]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • EBSCO Information Services coverage lists
  • Ei Compendex source list; to cite: <ref name=Compendex>{{cite web |url= |title=Content/Database Overview - Compendex Source List |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Engineering Village |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • Embase coverage lists; to cite: <ref name=Embase>{{cite web |url= |title=Embase Coverage |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Embase |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities: Non-selective inclusion criteria (ESF page)
  • GEOBASE source list; to cite: <ref name=GEOBASE>{{cite web |url= |title=Content/Database Overview - GEOBASE Source List |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Engineering Village |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • Inspec list of journals covered; to cite: <ref name=Inspec>{{cite web |url= |title=Inspec list of journals |format=[[PDF]] |publisher=[[Institution of Engineering and Technology (professional society)|Institution of Engineering and Technology]] |work=Inspec |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • ISI (Clarivate Analytics) Master journal list; to cite: <ref name=ISI>{{cite web |url= |title=Master Journal List |publisher=[[Clarivate Analytics]] |work=Intellectual Property & Science |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • ISI (Clarivate Analytics) Journal Coverage Changes (last 12 months)
  • ISO List of Title Word Abbreviations
  • JCR: According to the ''[[Journal Citation Reports]]'', the journal has a 2017 [[impact factor]] of xxx.<ref name=WoS>{{cite book |year=2018 |chapter=JOURNALNAME |title=2017 [[Journal Citation Reports]] |publisher=[[Clarivate Analytics]] |edition=Science |series=[[Web of Science]]}}</ref>
  • JCR with ranking: According to the ''[[Journal Citation Reports]]'', the journal has a 2017 [[impact factor]] of xxx, ranking it xxth out of xxx journals in the category "CATEGORY".<ref name=WoS>{{cite book |year=2018 |chapter=Journals Ranked by Impact: CATEGORYNAME |title=2017 [[Journal Citation Reports]] |publisher=[[Clarivate Analytics]] |edition=Science |series=[[Web of Science]]}}</ref>
  • JournalGuide: maintains white- and blacklists of journals and lists reliable databases in which journals are listed
  • Library of Congress, reference to catalog record (LC Catalog): <ref name=LC>{{cite web |url= HERE |title=JOURNALNAME |work=Library of Congress Catalog |publisher=[[Library of Congress]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • MEDLINE, reference for inclusion (NLM Catalog): <ref name=MEDLINE>{{cite web |url= ID here |title=JOURNALNAME |work=NLM Catalog |publisher=[[National Center for Biotechnology Information]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • Philosopher's Index, inclusion criteria (not selective) and journal lists
  • ProQuest databases are not selective according to Jeffrey Beall
  • PsycINFO journal coverage, reference for inclusion: <ref>{{cite web |url= |publisher=[[American Psychological Association]] |title=PsycINFO Journal Coverage |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • Scopus coverage lists; Scopus discontinued sources list; Search Scopus sourceID to cite: <ref name=Scopus>{{cite web |url= sourceID here |title=Source details: JOURNALNAME |publisher=[[Elsevier]] |work=Scopus preview |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>
  • Zentralblatt MATH title list; to cite: <ref name=MATH>{{cite web |url= |title=Serials Database |publisher=[[Springer Science+Business Media]] |work=[[Zentralblatt MATH]] |accessdate=2019-12-12}}</ref>