Selecting a Journal
How do I locate an academic journal to publish my research?
- Selecting an academic journal is an art that every researcher needs to develop during their academic career.
- Researchers should be aware of different journal selection tools, bibliometric indicators, steps to good journal selection, and tips for getting published in high-impact journals.
- Nowadays, predatory journals have started targeting authors in low- and middle-income countries to earn money via online publishing. These journals do not follow the ethical principles of publications. They need to be identified which requires a set of ideas and guidance.
Helpful Links, Videos and Online Courses
- “Think. Check. Submit.” is a great initiative that helps researchers identify trusted journals and publishers along with practical resources that helps educate researchers and promote integrity in research.
- This is content developed by Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association regarding best practice guides and principles that helps to identify a legitimate journal from a non-legitimate one.
- British Medical Journal author hub provides guides and tips on how to choose a journal.
- This is a copy of the list of potential predatory scholarly open-access publishers originally created by famous librarian Jeffrey Beall.
- A webinar series from George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library highlighting how to use different journal selection tools.
- A Liège University Belgium academic describes on the topics of types of journals, bibliometric indicators, and steps to select good journals.
- This 4-minute video highlights how to find different journal suggester search engines.
- This is a 50-minute video from a European Association for the Study of Obesity researcher highlighting how to get published in high impact journal.
- Suiter, A.M., & Sarli, C.C. (2019). Selecting a journal for publication: Criteria to consider. Missouri Medicine 116(6), 461-465.