Choosing the most appropriate journal for your article is very important. The following steps may give you some ideas on how to select a suitable journal for publishing your manuscript.
Search the following databases on your research topic:
Look at the results display:
Journal metrics, e.g. Journal impact factor, CiteScore, SJR, could be used for identifying the impact of a journal in a particular research discipline.
Use the following key tools to find a high impact journal or to compare your targeted journals within the same discipline:
Go to the guide for journal ranking to find more details about how to use the above tools.
Some publishers or websites provide a tool to match your abstract/keywords to relevant journals:
Once you have chosen a journal or a number of journals for consideration, a further research on each journal is another important step. Consider the following aspects:
Check whether articles in your chosen journal can be found by the following databases::
The following tools provide reviews on journals shared by researchers around the World:
There are some publishers acting unethically especially when it comes to OA journal publishing. The following common signs of predatory journals may help you identify these journals:
You may like to read the following recent studies on the issues of the increasing number of predatory open access journals: