If you’ve read our previous post on identifying and avoiding predatory publishers, you’re well on your way to finding the right journal in which to publish.
Well done! You’ve mastered Step 1.
Ready for Step 2? Awesome. Let’s do it!
|As you look at the table of contents, do you think your article will be a good fit?|
|What types of articles are published? Original research, review, case study?|
|What is the quality of the accepted articles and authors?|
|What is the main subject area(s) covered by the journal (particularly when the research is cross-discipline)?|
|What is the acceptance rate of this journal?|
|Who is the publisher of this journal? Do you recognize the publisher?|
|What associations or organizations are affiliated with the journal?|
|Do you recognize any of the names of the editors of the review board? Are the editors affiliated with established institutions?|
|On what platforms is the journal available? Web, print, or web and print?|
|What is the number of paid circulations?|
|How often is the journal published?|
|What is the time to publication?|
|Where is it indexed? Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL?|
|Is the journal peer-reviewed?|
|What is the reputation of the journal?|
|What is the impact factor?|
|Who is the declared audience?|
For more information about journal rankings and reach, check out InCites™ Journal Citation Reports® and Ulrich’s Web (This is licensed content, so you’ll be asked for your UR status and affiliation before being directed to the resources.)