Interesting online resource - JANE
I ran across an interesting resource while on the desk today called Jane (a patron IM-ed while trying to locate it). Basically Jane accepts as input either an abstract or keywords and suggests a resulting list of relevant journals.
Using MEDLINE, "Jane first searches for the 50 articles that are most similar to your input. For each of these articles, a similarity score between that article and your input is calculated. The similarity scores of all the articles belonging to a certain journal or author are summed to calculate the confidence score for that journal or author."
For fun (I'm a library nerd), I entered a couple of abstracts from PubMed verbatim, and the results were spot on. Overall, the site seems credible and potentially useful.
I don't know that this will ever come up again, but I wanted to let you know it's out there, and our patrons are using it.
For more information, check out their article:
Schuemie, Martijn J., and Jan A. Kors. "Jane: suggesting journals, finding experts." Bioinformatics 24.5 (2008):727-728.