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Scholarly Publishing: Where to Publish

Where to Publish

Choosing where to submit your work for publication can be daunting, even for seasoned researchers. Submit your work for publication to reputable, peer reviewed academic journals or conferences to establish yourself as a leading researcher in your discipline. Considerations in the process include the journal's scope, any restrictions it imposes on manuscript types or topics, and various measures used to gauge the journal's impact.

Choosing the Right Journal

Determine a Journal's Credibility

Use Google Scholar

Google Scholar logoGoogle Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of scholarly publications, based on citation of recent articles indexed by Google Scholar. Browse the top 100 publications in several languages, or select the "Categories" menu to browse by discipline.

Screen shot of the top 100 publications in Google Scholar

Evaluate a Journal

About and ResearchGate

Journal Impact Factor

You may want to use impact measures to choose a journal in which to publish because these measures can be seen as a proxy for quality or influence within a field. One of these measures, "Impact Factor," is frequently associated with Thomson-Reuters' Journal Citation Reports (JCR). UP does not subscribe to JCR, but you can use the resources listed below to evaluate a journal's impact in other ways. | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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