The quality of a publisher is an important consideration when choosing where to publish your research.
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.
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.
The questions below provide a framework to help determine the quality of journals.
Information on this page is adapted from http://thinkchecksubmit.org/check/.
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?
If the journal is open access:
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