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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
Cabell's Scholarly Analytics
Source for journal info, evaluation metrics, and submission details. UP's subscription covers Business, Education, Nursing & Health Administration, and Psychology & Psychiatry.
Journal/Article Name Estimator (JANE)
Enter your article title or abstract and JANE will provide a list of journals that may be appropriate for your submission. JANE matches your title, abstract, or keywords to millions of documents in MEDLINE to help determine the best journals for your research.
Harzing Journal Quality List
A collection of smaller, well-regarded journal rankings lists. It's intention is to give scholars a tool to "target papers at journals of an appropriate standard." The Harzing list is mostly comprised of journals from the disciplines of Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing.
MLA International Directory of Periodicals
Contains information on over 6,000 journals and book series that fall within the scope of the MLA International Bibliography.
Determine a Journal's Credibility
Evaluate a Journal
Think Check Submit
A campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research, using a checklist to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. Produced by a cross-industry coalition, including the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and BioMed Central.
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.
Scimago Journal and Country Rank
Scimago Journal and Country Rank (Scimago JR) uses Scopus data to compare journals by h-index and average citations per published document, as well as to rank countries by scholarly output.
Elsevier Journal Metrics
Access three different measures of citation impact: Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), Impact per Publication (IPP), and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR).
Eigenfactor scores are intended to give a measure of how likely a journal is to be used, and are thought to reflect how frequently an average researcher would access content from that journal.
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