Determining the acceptance rates of individual journals or within specific disciplines is a necessary part of promotion and tenure activities. Journals with lower article acceptance rates are regarded as more prestigious and being published in one tends to be viewed very positively during the tenure review process.
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities is a great source of journal acceptance rate information. Instructions on using Cabell's are shown below.
If you cannot locate an acceptance rate in Cabell's there are a few other ways to find this information. Some individual journals include their acceptance rates in the 'Information for Authors' section of the journal's website. Another option is to contact the Editor of a journal to see if he/she will share their acceptance rate with you.