Cabells Scholarly Analytics

Lilian Hoffecker

Abstract


Cabells Scholarly Analytics is a database of journals describing peer-review policy, fees, quality metrics, and many more features that researchers find helpful in making decisions about where to publish. Consisting of the Whitelist of reputable journals and the Blacklist of questionable journals, Cabells aims to become a reliable source of information on the quality, competiveness, visibility, and integrity of journals. The Blacklist, specifically, is a dispassionate, potentially one-stop resource to help authors identify problematic journals. There is room for improvement, however, especially for the Whitelist, in accurately categorizing journals by discipline and transparently showing the methodology of calculated indices.


Keywords


Resource Review; Journal Selection; Analytics; Whitelist; Blacklist

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/jmla.2018.403

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