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Geography subject guide: Journals/Journal databases

Evaluating journals

Guide to evaluation based on scientific publishing : Evaluating journals



Journals by subject

You can browse e-journals by subject in Oula.

  • Earth Sciences contains categories both in the fields of geosciences and geography.

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank portal contains ranking lists by subject for publications (journals, conference proceedings, books) included in the Scopus database. Lists can be sorted  according to different indicators.

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
    1070 journals in Earth and Planetary Sciences. Subcategories include e.g. Computers in Earth Sciences etc.
  • Environmental Science
    1200 journalks in Environmental Science. Subcategories include Nature and Landscape conservation, Pollution etc.
  • Social Sciences
    5100 journals in Social Sciences. Subcategories include Demography, Transportation, Urban studies etc.
Journal Citation Reports is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows the evaluation and comparison of journals using citation data drawn from over 10000 scholarly and technical journals included in the Web of Science -database. Journals are divided into over 200 categories by subject.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
JCR Science Edition (e.g. Geography, Physical)
JCR Social Sciences Edition (e.g. Geography, Human)


Individual electronic journals

Domestic journal databases

International journal databases

Open Access journals

Accessing a journal article


Try searching for journal articles with the following useful tools:


Parallel publishing

About parallel publishing (or self archiving) on Open Access publishing guide.

Open Access (OA) -publishing

A scientific publication is openly accessible when both the scholarly community and the general public have free and unrestricted access to it on the Internet.

Guide for open access-publishing.