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?


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. – Elizabeth Henning Jun 25 '19 at 4:34
  • Could you add a reference or indicate your experience to add to the credibility of the answer? – Tommi Jun 25 '19 at 7:37
  • @TommiBrander No, I never do that on stack exchange. – Anonymous Physicist Jun 25 '19 at 8:11

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