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Academic Publishing

Rankings and Impact

There are several ways that journals and articles are ranked, and it is important to understand the most common ones as a way to both promote your work as well as the work of others. 

Journal Impact Factor

Publishing Guides

An increasingly popular platform for sharing research and enhancing collaboration among like-minded researchers by promoting connections via online platforms such as Mendeley, and Research Gate. Users create online profiles, post/link to their publications and follow others with similar research interests.  


  • Research Gate ​
  • 11M+ members – highest use in sciences; a strong presence of Brock researchers
    • 31M users – highest use in social sciences, humanities
  • Mendeley ​
    • 3+ million users