Various organizations publish rankings that include humanities journals, often in order to serve a specific purpose. These ranking lists are a source of controversy, mainly due to what the organizations choose to focus on to create these rankings (for example, ERIH Plus ranking focus on the administration of the journal, while Google Scholar focuses more on average citations).
Journal rankings, in general, should not be considered a measure of journal quality and are often biased towards seniority and the length of time a journal has been in publication. It's important to keep this in mind while browsing the rankings listed on this page.
To learn more about the controversy surrounding journal rankings in the arts and humanities, check out the Further Readings & Resources page of this guide.
Below are rankings of humanities journals from around the world. Note that there are positives and negatives about each ranking system, and keep this in mind while searching these databases. For more information, check out the Further Readings & Resources page of this guide.
Below are some commonly used directories that list publisher information for journals and books. If you believe something is missing from this list, please reach out so we can add it.
Directory of Academic Publishers. Maintained by the Social Psychology Network, contains information about academic publishers in psychology and related disciplines. Free to access.
Academic Publishers of the United States. A list of publishers from around the world that publish in the United States. Free to access.
University Presses. A wiki page with listings and reviews of university presses that focus on the humanities. Free to access.
Association of University Presses Directory. A directory maintained by the AUP, a professional organization in the United States. Free to access.
Directory of Open Access Books. Locate a publisher by keyword or subject. Most publishers use some version of a Creative Commons license for their publications. Free to access.
Below are some ranking and directory resources for disciplines that fall outside of the arts and humanities. If you have any questions about these resources, or believe something should be included on this list, please reach out.