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Just to keep it simple: What rankings of mathematical conferences and journals are available in the internet? (I'm only interested in rankings, not about any discussion about rankings.)

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MathSciNet's MCQ is a numerical value like impact factor for journals covered by Mathematical Reviews. –  Name Jul 10 '13 at 10:15
@Frank This is not an unanimous view but, for many people here (myself included) MO is for mathematics only, not for all things of interest to research mathematicians. I hope it is clear to you that your question is not mathematics. –  Felipe Voloch Jul 11 '13 at 13:26
@BenjaminSteinberg: Ben: Actually, most of the sources which google finds are not very useful (for unrelated reason, yesterday I spent 2 hours trying). 1. wiki page lists top 10 only. 2. IMU working group/blog- nothing of value. 3. ARC is again not very useful and, now, dated. The best sources I found are behind the paywall: a) MathSciNet: Top 100 by IF. b) Univ of California library's subscription for ICR: Pretty much everything. (Subject to the usual caveat that IF in many cases produces crappy answers, especially for applied math journals.) –  Misha Jul 12 '13 at 22:15
Ok I voted to reopen since there is enough demand. –  Benjamin Steinberg Jul 13 '13 at 1:01
How does one rank mathematical conferences? "Banach Algebras, 2009: 10/10 for vodka, 3/10 for fruit..." –  Yemon Choi Jul 13 '13 at 1:59

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The Australian Mathematical Society have produced a ranking:


It is widely used (for instance, by my own institution in the UK).

When choosing where to submit I also make use of the following ranking of journal prices/ value:


Of course it's a different type of ranking, but you might argue that it's a lot less subjective!

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I should point out that the Australian ranking linked above is produced by the ARC (our analogue of the NSF, say), not the Australian Maths Society. It's unfortunate it's still being used, because it's already obsolete. There were sufficiently many complaints about the process the went into constructing it that it isn't going to be repeated, but now that list is simply being used as is, with all its bad decisions and omissions. (It's the nature of the game...) –  Scott Morrison Jul 10 '13 at 13:17
The ARC contracted the AustMS to produce the rankings for mathematics journals then adopted it with a few changes/errors. What appears on the AustMS page is the AustMS version, including some additions that were made in preparation for an extra ARC round that never happened. Incidentally, in the URL given, as well as 0101 use 0102 through 0105. –  Brendan McKay Jul 11 '13 at 13:42
@Brendan-McKay According to theconversation.com/… since 2011, the Australian government has abandoned this system of ranking journals. –  Name Jul 13 '13 at 10:00
Thanks for the correction, @BrendanMcKay. –  Scott Morrison Jul 13 '13 at 23:32

You can also check out http://zbmath.org/journals/ for details on the journal content. It doesn't give you a ranking though but you see at a glance, who published in the journal you are interested in or what topics are represented in the articles.

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