Reputable journals for doctoral students at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction
In accordance with the obligations, as a doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will have to publish an orginal scientific contribution as part of your studies.
 
You can publish your work as either:
- a scientific article in the journal of the I., II. or III. group, or
- a peer-reviewed scientific monograph.
 
In the exceptional case where the original scientific contribution has not yet been published but is demonstrably accepted for publication, you have to provide the text, together with proof of acceptance.
This library guide will help you briefly understand how we rate the journals, what are the three groups, and where to find journals of a certain group.
Rules
Article 53 in the Rules on organization and implementation of the Interdisciplinary doctoral study program Humanities and Social Sciences sets the obligations of doctoral students prior to the submission of a doctoral dissertation.

You can find other instructions and regulations for doctoral students here.
Glossary
Citation measure: a citation-based measure with which we rate the journal's relevance in the scientific environment. There are different metrics to rate and rank academic journals and the most widely used today are those that are citation-based – but there are also different citation measures used for journals.
 
IF (Impact Factor): this is a citation measure that the JCR list uses.
 
SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper): this is a citation measure that the Scopus database uses.
Contact
Should you need further information and clarification of where to publish your original scientific contribution as part of the obligations for doctoral studies, contact the library.
I. group
The top 5% of most quoted journals from individual fields; if there are 20 or fewer journals in a given field, the journals classed as first or second on the list are included in this group.
If you know a journal title you're looking for, you can find its Impact factor in JCR – impact factor for journals from the Journal Citation Reports.

If you are looking for a journal to publish an article but don't know the title of, select the appropriate field from the categories below and click on the link that shows the list of journals for 2019 from the JCR database. Divide the number of found records (sorted by IF descending) in specific JCR category by 20 - the result indicates the number of journals in the top 5% of the selected category (example: 100 journals in specific category/ 20 = first 5 journals on the list belong to top 5% in that category.

Journal Lists in the WOS SSCI Database with Impact Factors from the Journal Citation Reports Database
II. group
Journals in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).
If you know a journal title you're looking for, you can find the SCIE, SCCI and A&HCI journals on the Web of Science Master Journal List.

If you don't know a journal title or you want to check the importance of a specific journal, you can find its Impact Factor in JCR – impact factor for journals from the Journal Citation Reports.
III. group
Selected journals that substitute journals in the II. group

These are either:
  1. journals in the ERIH PLUS database; you can find the ERIH PLUS database here and the list of journals here,
  2. journals in the Scopus database; the SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) of the journals in Scopus has to be higher than 0,
  3. journals that the Faculty of Social Sciences individually selected; you can find the list of the journals that the Faculty of Social Sciences individually selected for the III. group here. pdf
2. Journals in the Scopus database
If you know a journal title you're looking for, you can find its SNIP in the SNIP database on Cobiss.
 
If you are looking for a Scopus database journal to publish an article but don't know the title of, select the appropriate field from the list below and click on the link that shows the list of journals for 2019 from Scopus.

Journal Lists in the Scopus Database with Impact Factors from the Database SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)