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Doctorate of Business Administration: Journal Quality

An online research guide for students pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration

Determining Which Article Is Best

As you research, you're going to come across many articles from journals you might be unfamiliar with. So how do you know if the article you've found is from a top tier journal? Or if you are publishing a conference proceeding or an article, how do you know if you are choosing the best journal for your field? 

Ultimately, YOU make the decision. But we can help: review this guide from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries to help select a journal in which to publish. Andersen Library also has a few resources you can use to help you determine which articles might be more valuable:

Impact Factors

Tracking Citations

One way to determine an article's value is to check the number of times it has been cited. There are several sources you can check to find this information.