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Translation Studies

Selected TS journals in BrowZine

The journals included here only represent journals that you can read using the BrowZine App. To find all of the Translation Studies journals available to you, please search IUCAT.

 

Machine Translation 

Machine Translation

Translator (Manchester, England) 

Translator

Research in Language 

Research in Language

Translationes (Timișoara, Romania)

Translationes

Textual Cultures: Text, Contexts, Interpretation

Textual Cultures: 

Text, Contexts, Interpretation

Journal of King Saud University - Languages and Translation

Languages and Translation

 

Impact factor and other metrics

The word "Impact" in large font

When talking about the metrics for articles and journals, it's tempting to conflate impact with quality. However, citation and altmetrics do not measure the quality of research; that is what peer review is designed to do. Instead, they are indicators for how articles, books, or other scholarly products affect the world. Metrics like the Journal Impact Factor or the h-index use citations to do this, while altmetrics use data from social media platforms like Twitter, Mendeley, and Facebook. There are many ways to measure the impact or influence of an article or journal. Our Data Management Librarian, Heather Coates, has put together slides that provide some information on various metrics. Feel free to reach out to her with questions about this content: Heather Coates.

You may have heard of a journal's impact factor. Though not a measure of quality of an article, the impact factor measures the frequency articles are cited within particular journals. It is commonly referred to in the science and social science fields. The link below from the University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library explains how to use the Journal Citation Reports database to find out a journal's impact factor. I'm also including a link to the JCR database below.

Alternative ways of measuring a journal or article's influence are becoming increasingly available through advances in technology. Below are some brief overviews on what is referred to as altmetrics. I'm also including a link to a free tool from an altmetrics company, Altmetric. Their Bookmarklet allows you to instantly find out if there is buzz about an article in social media and other article-level metrics.

Publishing OA

When the time comes to publish your work, you may wish to consider a publisher's stance on open access. To check if a journal is published OA (🔓) or partially OA, you can use the link from the previous box to the DOAJ. To check on a publisher's copyright and OA policies, use the link below to the SHERPA/RoMEO database. I've also included a link to IUPUI's UL Center for Digital Scholarship's guidance on choosing a quality OA journal.

What about predatory publishers?

Use the "Finding a Quality Open Access Journal" link above to find useful ways to evaluate a publisher. You may have heard of a black list of predatory publishers, but that list no longer available nor was it very scientific or error-free. If you suspect you are receiving publishing offers from a scam publisher, please contact our Scholarly Communications Librarian, Jere Odell.