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Academic Publishing Guide, designed for Drake Faculty and Researchers

Acceptance Rates

Journal acceptance rates yield important statistical information about the selectivity of a journal.

Some good places to check for journal acceptance rates are:

  • The journal itself to see if the acceptance rates are published.
  • The website of the journal to see if this information is posted online.
  • Article databases specific to your discipline may include articles written on the quality of certain journals and their acceptance rates. For example, check PsycINFO for psychology, CINAHL for the health sciences. For a complete list of databases, click here.