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Journal Acceptance Rate: Method 2

Learn how to find articles in journals that meets a 45% or lower acceptance rate.

Method 2

Method 2 may allow you to search quicker but you still need to confirm that the article you selected is from a journal that meets the 45% acceptance rate criteria.

  1. Go to Library.Pepperdine.Edu
  2. Click on Databases and E-Journals
  3. Click on Business/Economics or select a database from the multidisciplinary databases list.
  4. Select a database such as Business Source Premier or JSTOR.
  5. Enter your WaveNet credentials.
  6. Once you have gained access to the database, use the search bar to search for articles on your topic.
  7. Once you have found an article you like click on the article title to disclose the record page.
  8. From the record page look for the identifying information that discloses which journal this article comes from. Look for wording like "Source" Image 1 will show an example of this.

         Once you have found the source of the article you need to confirm the article meets the 45% acceptance rate criteria.

  1. Go to Library.Pepperdine.Edu
  2. Click on Databases and E-Journals
  3. Click on the letter "C"
  4. Select Cabells Journalytics
  5. When prompted enter your Wavenet credentials.
  6. Once you gain access to the database, enter the name of the journal into the search bar and pull up the record of the journal to see if the journal meets the acceptance rate criteria. Image 2 shows an example of this.
  7. If this journal does not meet the criteria then you need to find another article to use.

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