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Scholarly Publishing

Preparing to Publish

Consider these factors when selecting an appropriate journal to publish your article:

1. What journals are most used by you and your colleagues?

2. Which audiences would be most interested in your research?

3. What is the impact or rating factor? See the Journal Impact tab.

4. Is the journal peer-reviewed, widely circulated, indexed and abstracted?

5. How likely is the journal to publish your article? How long is the review process?

6. What are your rights once your article is accepted?

Journal Resources

Considering where to publish? Use these resources to research journals, publisher agreements, author fees and funder requirements to find the journal that meets your needs for widest dissemination of your research.

Ulrichsweb

Provides detailed information on more than 300,000 serials of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.

Directory of Open Access Journals

A searchable database of academic and scholarly open access journals.

JANE (Journal/Author Name Estimator)

Allows researchers to enter the title and/or abstract of their paper to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

Search for Journals in PubMed/MEDLINE

Search the NLM (National Library of Medicine) catalog to determine which journals are indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE and other NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) databases.

GoogleScholar

The top 100 English language journals, ranked by H5-Index, the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years.

Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers

This is an archived version of the Beall's list - a list of potential predatory publishers created by librarian Jeffrey Beall (list was shut down in 2017).

Journals Online

The JOLs project aims to provide increase visibility, accessibility and quality of peer-reviewed journals published in developing countries so that the research outputs produced in these countries can be found, shared and used more effectively.

Further Reading

Discipline Specific Lists of Journals

Many professional associations and societies maintain lists of journals in the discipline. 

Nursing

The Directory of Nursing Journals is a joint service of the International Academy of Nursing Editors and Nurse Author & Editor.

Psychology

The American Psychological Association publishes rejection rates, number of pending articles, publication lag time, and other information in a yearly operations report that is freely acessible for all APA Journals at: http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/statistics.aspx

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