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.
Follow the following key steps to select a journal for publishing:
Search the following databases on your research topic:
Look at the results display:
Journal metrics and journal ranking
metrics and raking lists may be consulted for identifying the impact of a journal in a particular research discipline.
The following tools may help you find top journals or compare your targeted journals within a discipline:
Go to the guide for journal ranking for more details about how to use the above tools.
What journals the top researchers in your field have published with
Search your research topic in an article database, e.g. Scopus or a subject specific database. From the search results:
Open access publishing often means your research will reach wider audience and increase your research impact to both research community and the general public. Open access articles are generally get higher citation rates than the articles published in subscription journals.
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 or the journal can be found by the following databases or websites::
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: