A good way to narrow your focus is to find out which journals publish articles related to your research. What do you regularly read? Could one of those journals be a good fit for your paper?
Talk to your supervisor, colleagues, and friends and ask them for recommendations. You should also go to your library and check journal and publisher websites.
Most journals accept general submissions all year round, but from time to time they will request submissions on specific subjects. To find out which journals are actively seeking submissions, you can search current calls for papers in your subject area.
Researching and preparing your work for submission can be challenging for authors and researchers who have fewer opportunities, whether financial, technological, or otherwise, to access journals – this is where STAR: supporting authors in the Global South can help, by providing free access to articles from our leading journals across subject areas.
Take the time to go through your list of prospective journals carefully to make sure you find the right fit for your research. It is important to check through the journal’s aims and scope, which will help you to consider whether your article is relevant to the journal’s audience, and aligned with the journal’s purpose.
Once you have a shortlist, you can refine it by asking the right questions:
Understand the audience
Review the journal’s policies and procedures
Understand your publishing options
Understand how the journal’s performance is measured
Taylor & Francis offer a range of options for researchers world-wide, including publishing your work open access.
Open access makes your published research freely available online permanently. More authors than ever are now choosing to publish open access, with many seeing the opportunity to broaden the reach and impact of their work.
Alongside our Taylor & Francis and Routledge open access journals, you can also choose F1000Research, an innovative open access publishing platform.
Help inform your decision by exploring the individual licence, embargo, and article publishing charge information for all Taylor & Francis journals. Read more about fees and funding.
As a researcher, how do you make sure that the journal you’ve chosen to submit your paper to is the real deal?
The Think. Check. Submit. campaign enables authors to assess the trustworthiness of a journal or publisher. Find out more about how the campaign can help you to make an informed choice before sending your article.
Taylor & Francis apply the same high standards to the open access publishing process, as we do in traditional publishing models. Read more about open access and quality.
Make sure you’re also familiar with the Taylor & Francis Group editorial policies, which apply to all our journals.
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