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Psychology Faculty Information: RPT Resources


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... to the Psychology Faculty resources guide. Hopefully what you find here are answers to basic questions about Atkins Library services and resources. Of particular interest, I know, will be the information on this page about Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Review journal data.

As the Psychology Liaison, I am your point person for any questions you have about the library and related services. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need assistance with anything.

I look forward to working with you.

RPT Tools

Below are some resources to help you with your RTP portfolio. There are a few other statistics that might also be of use such as organizational membership, number of libraries that subscribe, etc. that can be use to demonstrate accessibility to a given journal if there is no impact or acceptance rate information.

Please contact me if you have any problems locating information.

Acceptance Rates

Impact Information

Note about JCR (Incites):

  • JCR (Incites) determines the impact of the journal not what you have written.
  • This database only tracks about 250 education journals primarily in the fields of education leadership and special education although there are a number of technology and content journals included. It does include a large number of psychology journals for those of you in counseling and special education
  • If the database is a bit confusing, go to Web of Science. Search for your articles by author. Then click on the article the article title, then scroll down to the section titled Journal Information and click on Journal Impact Factor.

Note about Google Scholar: 

  • You must set up an profile within Google Scholar to retrieve impact information.
  • Google Scholar covers a much wider range of titles than Journal Citation Reports (Incites) and Web of Science. It also includes dissertations and conference papers or just about anything that's on the web with your name on it.
  • Google's impact factor tries to determine the impact of your articles not the impact of the journal.

Citation Information

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