Research publication outlets for scholarly works are important for many reasons. They are used in hiring, promotion, tenure and ranking of academic institutions as well as academic disciplines.

Such outlets also provide researchers with target vehicles for their work; they help researchers to identify streams of research in an academic discipline; and they are used by funding agencies to optimize disbursement of available funds.

The University of Ghana subscribed to Elsevier’s Scopus (publication and citations database) to make available some of the most reputable publication outlets to the university’s researchers.

Click on the link to access Scopus indexed publication outlets in the various disciplines:

  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Health Sciences

Basic Bibliometric Terminologies

SNIP: Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. In view of this, for each journal an indicator is calculated of the citation potential in the subject field it covers.

SJR: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from. A journal's SJR is a numeric value indicating the average number of weighted citations received during a selected year per document published in that journal during the previous three years. Higher SJR values are meant to indicate greater journal prestige.

CiteScore: This uses citation data from the Scopus database to rank journals. As with other journal ranking metrics, to compare journals across disciplines requires a "normalized" ranking, which CiteScore provides as a percentile ranking within the journal's subject category. In addition to the CiteScore number and percentile ranking, CiteScore also includes the SJR (Scimago Journal Rank) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) numbers.