[Originally posted by Maureen Weicher on February 5, 2008]

As an alternative to journal rankings, Faculty of 1000 Medicine and Faculty of 1000 Biology asks experts to rank individual articles as “recommended”, “must read”, and “exceptional”. Though F1000 is a subscription-based site, you should be able to access Hidden Jewels in Medicine and Hidden Jewels in Biology. These are significant articles from less-widely read journals. You should be able to click through to the full text if St. John’s owns it. You won’t be able to read the article evaluations, though.