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.,
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:
- This is a broad journal. Papers from my area appear in here only
occasionally, but when they do, they are good ones.
- This is an applications-oriented journal, but people in my area
publish here often --- usually with co-authors from the
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!