Answered By: ic @westernsydney.edu.au Last Updated: Mar 10, 2022 Views: 3
There are a number of aspects to consider when finding the most appropriate journal to target for publishing.
As you should only ever submit your article to one journal at a time, it is worthwhile to compare journals carefully to select the best possible fit for your work and thus enhance your chances of being accepted for publication.
Some key considerations are:
- What subject matter does this journal publish on?
- Who reads this journal?
- Is the journal peer reviewed?
- Does the journal have high impact metrics?
- How often does the journal publish?
- How discoverable is it – does it have an ISSN, and where is it indexed and abstracted?
- What are the submission guidelines of the journal?
- How long does the review and online publication process take?
- What are the publication costs?
- Is the journal Open Access?
For further assistance, please contact your School Librarian.