How reliable is Elsevier?

1 Answer. They’re generally legitimate. The negative reviews and boycotts aren’t about the quality of the journal, but are because of Elsevier’s alleged high prices (see The Cost of Knowledge). Elsevier publishes some of the best journals in some fields, e.g. The Lancet and Cell.

What are the most prestigious journals?

Nature, Science, and PNAS are the three most prestigious general-science journals, and Nature and Science are among the most influential journals overall, based on the journal Impact Factor (IF).

What is the impact factor of PLOS ONE?


What kind of journal is PLOS ONE?

peer reviewed scientific journal

Can I be a researcher without a PhD?

You most certainly don’t need a PhD to do research. If you want to make an advancement, like a better algorithm, then you can create your own experiments to show how your idea works better (on the problem you tested) and you have created a meaningful advancement in science.

Is Plos One a reliable source?

PLOS ONE is indexed by Google, Web of Science, PubMed, etc.; hence, it is considered a good journal. Your paper will show up in literature searches on specific topics. Thus, publishing in PLOS ONE, or any indexed journal, will attract as many citations as a paper published elsewhere but only if your article is useful.

What is best impact factor?

In most fields, the impact factor of 10 or greater is considered an excellent score while 3 is flagged as good and the average score is less than 1.

Is Scopus good?

Because Scopus is currently the leading indexing database preferred by a good number of universities, there is a belief that only Scopus indexed journals are reputable. This is not the case. There are predatory journals out there, but not all non-Scopus indexed journals are predatory.

How long does it take to publish in Elsevier journal?

How long does the review process take? Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 80 days.

Who is the owner of Elsevier?


Can anyone be a researcher?

Everyone can become a researcher!

What journal has the highest impact factor?

2020 Release of Journal Citation Reports

Annual Review of: Rank Impact Factor
Criminology 1 6.348
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 9.089
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 9.089
Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 2 14.041

Is Elsevier journal free?

All articles in open access journals which are published by Elsevier have undergone peer review and upon acceptance are immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.

How do you know if a journal is sci or not?

To check if your manuscript is indexed in the ISI Web of Science, you can log on to the following url Once you log in you can simply search by the full journal name or the ISSN number. The search result will show if your target journal is indexed in SCI, SCI-E, or ESCI.

Which is better SCI or Scopus?

As per a bibliometric research conducted by Rafael Ball and Dirk lunger, SCI journals have shown the higher citation rates when compared to Scopus. SCI indexes only 10% of the total journals that apply for getting indexed as not many journals can pass the strict journal selection criteria laid out by SCI.

How do you know if a journal is reputable?

8 Indicators of a Reputable Open Access Journal

  1. The journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
  2. The journal is indexed in a major database.
  3. The journal publishes regular issues with a decent number of papers in each issue.
  4. The journal has a reasonably-sized editorial board with a chief editor.
  5. The journal has a strong, well-defined editorial scope.

What is ISI ranking of journals?

ISI Ranking

Journal 5-Year Impact Factor
American Journal of Evaluation 1.581
American Journal of Health Behavior 1.843
American Journal of Political Science 3.960
American Journal of Psychology 1