Answered By: Monique Ritchie Last Updated: 06 Aug, 2014 Views: 144
HEFCE has announced that the Scopus database will be used for bibliometric data to support the 2014 REF, which suggests using the Scopus metric SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) to identify appropriate journals in which to publish.
However, there hasn’t been any official REF advice on this. Journal impact factors offer another system for ranking journals. They can be found in Journal Citation Reports – choose the JCR Social Sciences Edition and then the subject category “Political Science”.