Students often lack information about the status of journals in their fields and thus cannot make the most informed decisions about where to seek to disseminate their work. This lack of knowledge can cause frustration and delays in moving a manuscript from submission to publication. If individuals are not targeting journals appropriately it can influence individual career advancement and success. In addition, it can affect the status and prestige of institutions, which can in turn influence application for admissions, success in securing external funding, etc.
Bray, N.J. & Major, C.H. (2011). Status of journals in the field of higher education. Journal of Higher Education, 82(4), 480-504.
Special thanks to:
Lydia LaFaro and Linda Shackle at Arizona State University for their informative and inspirational LibGuide, Citation Research
Stephen Bales at Texas A & M University for his resourceful LibGuide, How To Get Published
Natasha Jenkins, Xiying Mi, Rachael Altman and Cedric Hicks @ The Levi Watkins Learning Center