Choosing a journal
Ask the right questions, get the right result
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Choosing a journal for your research can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. By asking some simple questions you can quickly narrow your focus.
Read on for further information and guidance to make sure that the top reason editors give for rejecting articles (that authors have submitted to the wrong journal) doesn’t apply to you.
Before you start
Ideally, you will have an idea of where you want to publish your research before you write your article.
Choosing the journal before you start writing means you can tailor your work to build on research that has already been published in your journal of choice. This can help editors to see how a paper adds to the ‘conversation’ in their journal.
In addition, as you go through this guide you’ll see many journals only accept specific formats of article, and may well have word limits and other restrictions.