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Scholarly Publishing and Research Impact


If you publish, you should establish a unique author/researcher ID.  ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and ensures that your work is recognized by linking you to your professional activities.  It is not tied to any institution or database and can follow you wherever your research takes you.  Find out more.

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What to consider when choosing a journal

Questions to Ask:

  • What is the publisher's selection process?
  • Does the subject matter of the journal match your scholarship? Do the types of articles and their length guidelines match your submission?
  • Does the journal have an ISSN, and do articles have DOIs?
  • Are you and your colleagues familiar with the journal? Look at its affiliation and publisher, it's editorial board and the authors who publish in it.
  • Are articles peer-reviewed?
  • Is the journal indexed in a service or database that you use?
  • Who is the audience and what is the readership of the journal?
  • What are the copyright implications?
  • Are there options for open access?  If so, what are the associated article processing charges (APCs)

Think, Check, Submit

Think, Check, Submit:  A coalition of scholarly publishers and associations collaborated to create a shortlist for authors to use when evaluating a journal for placing their research.

Journal Directories

Journal Rankings & Impact

Journal Suggesters from Publishers

Publisher Guides for Authors