Homework Specification: Identify and rank the journals in a research area

List 8 to 20 journals in a particular research area, and rank them according to their reputation, e.g., most prestigious, medium quality, lower quality. Indicate how you arrived at your rankings, e.g., talked to people knowledgeable in the field (who?), on-line rankings, acceptance rates (where did you find these?).

Also, you may want to include a comment or two in connection with some of the journals. For example:

Approach this exercise as if you were writing an annotated list of journals for a graduate student who will come after you --- someone who will attempt to live up to the incredibly high standards you have set!