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Cabell's was founded in 1978 to help tenure committees, professors, researchers and doctoral students find detailed information for the purpose of evaluating and selecting academic journals. We collect and publish information about academic journals designed to assist professors and researchers in finding journals which are compatible with the style and content of their manuscripts. We currently index over 11,000 journals covering eighteen disciplines in our database. Over 750 universities around the world subscribe to our database. Many of these universities use the database as an indicator of the types of journals to which faculty members should submit manuscripts for publication. Also, accreditation agencies, promotion and tenure committees, and academic administrators use the database as a source of information to evaluate the publication records of faculty members. We work closely with a host of large journal publishers, such as Taylor and Francis, Wiley-Blackwell, Elsevier, Emerald, Springer and Sage, to ensure accurate, reliable content in our database. Additionally, we now provide metrics to help authors identify appropriate outlets for their research. It is our desire to provide our customers with the most and the best information in journal quality, submission experience and collection development.
Our passion is to be the ultimate source in quality journal selection for all academic researchers and librarians.
Professors and PhD Students from all over the world find convenience and benefit in our database of over 11,000 journals. Our journal team is dedicated to the selection of only quality journals and the utmost accuracy of all journal contact information and manuscript/submission guidelines.
Not only do we provide the “how” and “where” to submit your manuscript, we also offer several valuable journal quality rankings. Most frequently used are:
Tenure Committees have used Cabell's as a resource for accreditation for over 30 years in their respective disciplines, as well as across disciplines. We offer assurance of the credibility of each journal listed, and boards can use this to assess the journals an author publishes in, as well as to measure the prestige of each of the journals. Additionally, Cabell's has held close relationships/memberships with accreditation agencies such as AACSB, EFMD, NCATE, APA etc. for many years. We strive to provide utmost quality and services up-to-date with the changing trends in academia.
Collection Development: At Cabell's, we recognize the value of academic librarians and their footprint in academic publishing. We will always look for opportunities to continue to expand with the increasing responsibilities of librarians in academia. Acquisitions and resource librarians find our database to be particularly helpful in measuring the value of particular journals while determining where to allocate their funds. We offer journal quality metrics in all disciplines. Additionally, we label our journals with the appropriate “open access” designation. We serve as a “go to” source to share with researching professors and students in choosing the most appropriate, prestigious, quality journal for submitting their research.
Publishers: Since 1978, Cabell's has had a deep appreciation for the editors and publishers that we work with. The updates that we receive make it possible for us to promote and represent each and every one of your journals with complete accuracy and esteem.
The Cabell's Database can be accessed in several ways. Our sales team is devoted to assisting in customer service and ease of access. Cabell's database is purchased by subscription typically through the library collection development and acquisitions departments. Upon contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org , we will assist in contacting the appropriate person, or by recommending it to your subject librarian, who will be contacted by email or through website order. Once the library or your department is a subscriber, access is unlimited and automatic on and off campus-wide via IP authentication and/or username and password.
Using citation counts from journals from the most recent three years, an average citation count for each journal is calculated. This reduces the importance any one article has on the journal's citation count. Additionally, using a three year period gives more importance to recently published research relative to articles published more than three years ago.
Using citation counts and author affiliations, Cabell's Disciplines classified institutions into three categories: Premiere, Significant, and High Influence (See Cabell's Classification Index). The "Qualified" journals were not included in this calculation because they did not have citation counts.
After classifying the publishing activity of the institutions, the counts in each classification were weighted by the average citations per document (article) for each classification. This weighting system tended to compensate for the smaller percentage of journals in the Premiere (10%) and the Significant (10%) classifications relative to the number of journals in the High Influence (80%) classification. It also recognized the increased importance (i.e. frequency of citation) journals in the Premiere and Significant Influence classifications.
The total weighted score of each institution was normalized using its Z score. The Z score for each institution was calculated through statistical analysis, and rankings are based on Z score ranges as follows:
Institutions which have a Z score of 1.282 or higher are "Recognized Institutions". This classification comprises approximately 10% of the institutions whose faculty members publish in journals with citation counts.
Institutions which have a Z score of 0.842 - 1.281 are "Significant Institutions". This classification comprises the next 11-20% of the institutions whose faculty members publish in journals with citation counts.
Institutions which have a Z score of less than or equal to 0.841 are "High Influence Institutions". This classification comprises the remaining institutions whose faculty members publish in journals with citation counts.
Those institutions whose faculty members publish in journals without citation counts but are accredited by national accreditation associations are labeled as "Accredited". The accreditation associations used to establish this category in each of Cabell's Disciplines are as follows:
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Cabell's Metrics: An introduction
Cabell's offers a suite of metrics to empower our users to make quick and informed decisions. Derived from raw citation data licensed from Scopus®, Cabell's metrics use statistical algorithms to create powerful perspectives for evaluation.
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