Choosing the right journal for your research

A comprehensive free guide for researchers

Where you decide to submit your work can make a big difference to the reach and impact your research has. Our free guide to choosing a journal has all the information you need to know to make the right decision.

Below is a sneak peak of what to expect from this guide.

Free guide - Choosing a journal
  • Where to start when choosing a journal

With over 30,000 academic journals, you need ways to create your shortlist. Take a look at our suggestions for doing that.

  • Narrowing down your shortlist

When you have your shortlist, what next? It’s time to get into serious detail to investigate your shortlisted journals. We’ve included all the things you’ll need to consider.

  • Choosing open access

Publishing open access can be an opportunity to broaden the impact of your work – make sure you learn the benefits and know your options.

    • Understanding journal metrics

    Familiarize yourself and understand how to use journal metrics as a tool to measure the performance and impact of a journal.

    • Journal indexing and discoverability

    Publishing in a journal that is included in the right databases can help your research be found, cited, and deliver more impact. We give you a clear idea of what to look for.

    • Is the journal trustworthy?

    You need to evaluate whether the journal you’re about to submit to is the real deal. This section will help you avoid ‘predatory publishers’.

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