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Selecting a Journal

Library articles databases are a great resource for locating journals for publication. Another library resource for identifying journals to publish in is Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities..

Here are some considerations for selecting a journal for publication:

  • Is the publisher legitimate? You want to avoid potentially predatory publishers.
  • Style & Methodology: Is your research a good fit? For example, does the journal only publish articles with large datasets?
  • Open Access journals might enjoy a higher readership because they aren't hidden behind paywalls.
  • Submission considerations such as the time to review your article and acceptance rates are important because you can only submit articles to one journal at a time.
  • Contacting the editor can help you determine if your article is a good fit for the journal.

Explore 1. Identifying Possible Journals and 2. Important Considerations When Selecting A Journal for detailed advice