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Medical Students Scholarly Project Course

Information and resources related to Keck School of Medicine's Required Scholarly Project for students

Subject/Title/Abstract

Availability & Open Access

Impact & Discoverability

How do you know if one journal is better than another? Many factors go into evaluating journals, and impact factors can be a useful shortcut for getting an understanding of the different publications in a specific field. Note that there are different systems of evaluation and that not every journal has been assigned an impact factor. 

Predatory Journals