Academic journals are the dominant communication medium for disseminating and sharing research findings particularly in science and engineering.
Journal articles are available in the following ways:

  • NTU Library Subscribed E-journals list
  • Databases
  • Print Journals


To learn about how to access the e-journals list, check our guide here.


Search on a specific subject or topic by using databases relevant to Medicine. Learn how you can access these databases here.


Print journals are located at the level 2 and bound journals (i.e. older issues) are at the level 5 in the Lee Wee Nam Library.

For a specific title, locate the call number and location via the library catalogue. Select JOURNAL TITLE from the drop down menu.

Important Note: Articles titles are not searchable in the library catalogue. Do a search using journal title.Free e-journal titles

Some freely available journal publications can be found here.

Free e-journal titles

You can access certain freely available fulltext e-journals here. The list is updated from time to time.

Journal Ranking

Journal ranking is widely used in academic circles to evaluate and academic journal’s impact and quality. The rankings reflect the journal’s influence, prestige and relative difficulty of getting published in that journal. Some of the more common measures include:

Impact factor – Shows the average number of citations to articles published in the journals.

Eigenfactor – A rating of the total importance of a scientific journal according to the number of incoming citations, with citations from highly ranked journals weighted to make a larger contribution to the eigenfactor than those from poorly ranked journals.

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) – A measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.

Science Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) – Measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.

h-index – Commonly used as a measure of scientific productivity and the scientific impact of an individual scientist, but can also be used to rank journals.

One popular analytical tool that measures the performance metrics of a journal is the Web of Science’s Journal Citation Report (JCR). You can video below on how to use JCR to enhance your research.

Journal Metrics
Here are different indicators used to rank and compare journals.

  1. Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports
    For indicators such as Impact factor, 5-year impact factor, immediacy index, cited half-life, Eigenfactor, Article Influence.
  2. SciVerse Scopus Analytics – Journal Analyzer
    For indicators such as SJR and SNIP.
  3. SCImago Journal & Country Rank
    For indicators such as SJR and country rankings.
  4. Ranking & mapping scientific knowledge
    For indicators such as Eigenfactor and Article Influence.