The academic promotions procedure at my Australian university includes specifically publications in A/A* journals. What defines A/A* and where can I find out which journals are in this category?

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    core.edu.au/conference-portal Commented Jun 24, 2019 at 6:44
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    Any official promotion criteria should be explicitly spelled out by your university. Only will know the answer to your question.
    – GEdgar
    Commented Jun 24, 2019 at 11:10

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You can look at CORE if you're in computer science, like a commenter mentioned: conferences, journals.

There's also the ERA outlet ranking lists (unofficial website): conferences, journals, but it is old.

Though you're best asking your institution as to where they are getting the rankings from.


A and A* labels on journals are obsolete. The current custom is to refer to impact factor. Consult your head of school.

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    Impact factor doesn't mean much in some fields, such as mathematics. Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 4:34
  • Could you add a reference or indicate your experience to add to the credibility of the answer?
    – Tommi
    Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 7:37
  • @TommiBrander No, I never do that on stack exchange. Commented Jun 25, 2019 at 8:11

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