Research, Development and Innovation

12 Example quality of journals

We want to find a journal to publish our work about migration and social issues.

We search "journal of migration social" in Google:

Screenshot of Google Search Results

The three top results are:

  1. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS)
  2. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care (IJMHSC)
  3. Journal of International Migration and Integration (JIMI)

Let us assume the three journals are suitable for our work. Which journal is better?


JEMS shows JCR impact factor 1.871:

JEMS JCR impact factor

IJMHSC shows is indexed in "Emerging Sources Citation Index", no JCR:

IJMHSC indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index

And JIMI shows the following impact, there is not information about JCR:

JIMI impact

Therefore, based on this information, the best journal is JEMS.


JEMS in Scimago:

IJMHSC in Scimago:

JIMI in Scimago:

Therefore, according to Scimago h-index, the best journals are JEMS (67), JIMI (19), and IJMHSC (9). The same ranking is obtained when checking the SJR value in 2017: JEMS (1.486), JIMI (0.499), and IJMHSC (0.307).