The quality of a publisher is an important consideration when choosing where to publish your research. The best way to establish and progress your academic career is to publish with reputable publishers.
There is no one single indicator of quality. It is essential that you use multiple indicators in deciding on the quality of a journal and where to submit a manuscript.Use the checklist on the right to help you decide on the quality of journals.
Academic publishing is undergoing enormous change, requiring even experienced and established authors to review new publishers, journals and publishing models when choosing where to publish. The questions below provide a framework to do this.
Use the Journal Selection Matrix (more info at the bottom of this page) to assist with assessing the journals that you are considering.
Do you or your colleagues know the journal?
Can you easily identify and contact the publisher?
Is the journal clear about the type of peer review it uses?
Are articles indexed in services that you use?
Do you recognise the editorial board?
Is the publisher a member of a recognized industry initiative? e.g.:
If the journal is open access:
Information on this page is adapted from http://thinkchecksubmit.org/check/.
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