Saturday, January 21, 2012

Journal top 5

This post is inspired by this, stating:
Recently on Twitter, PhD2Published posed the question “What is your academic discipline and what are your top 5 recommended high impact journals?”

For my PhD research, I've mostly been reading papers from these five journals (in no particular order), and their impact factor:

- ACI Structural Journal (0.782 in 2010)
- Journal of Structural Engineering / ASCE (0.834 in 2010)
- Journal of Bridge Engineering / ASCE (1.009 in 2010)
- Beton- und Stahlbetonbau (0.265 in 2010)
- Magazine of Concrete Research (0.52 in 2010)

Three of these journals are American, one is German and one is British. Even though I can barely put a sentence together in German, I don't have much trouble reading technical German. Initially I had to read German papers with a dictionary right next to me, but by now I know most of the technical vocabulary. And it's been extremely useful for my research.


  1. Hey Eva! I'm a doctoral student too, in the writing stages, and this is such a great post. I might have to borrow this idea from you for my PhD Thursdays series! Looking forward to reading more :)

  2. That'd be cool :) Good luck with the writing up stage of your PhD studies!