When choosing a journal to submit your article to, it’s important to make sure it’s the right fit. To help with this, every journal on Taylor & Francis Online has an aims and scope statement. This is a powerful resource that you can use to choose the best journal for your research.
Read on for guidance on how to use the aims and scope of an academic journal, and the important points you’ll need to consider when deciding if the journal is right for you.
A journal’s aim is the objective or purpose of what the journal is trying to accomplish.
The scope is how the journal will accomplish this.
The aims and scope statement includes:
Once you have read the journal’s aims and scope, consider the following points:
It’s important to reference the aims and scope in your cover letter, to show the editor that you have taken the time to fully consider how your paper is a good fit for the journal, and how it will help to achieve the purpose of the journal.
The aims and scope are found on the journal’s home page on Taylor & Francis Online.
On mobile devices, click the white arrow to expand the drop down menu.
For more help to find the right home for your research, read our guidance on choosing a journal.
You might also like to try the Taylor & Francis Journal Suggester, an artificial intelligence tool that suggests target journals based on your abstract.
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