Journal metrics, like Impact Factor, are used to find citation trends and patterns within journals and subject fields. Journal metrics can be used to:
Identifying the acceptance rates of journals can be very helpful when deciding where to publish your research and throughout the promotion and tenure process. Each journal publication has their own way of calculating the acceptance rate, whether it uses the total number of manuscripts received or total number of manuscripts reviewed by editors. No matter what the method may be, journal publications with low acceptance rates are considered to be more prestigious.
Methods of locating a journal's acceptance rate: