Choosing the right journal for your manuscript can be quite stressful. After all, submitting to an appropriate journal will increase your chances of publication. But there are so many things to consider!
Should you only look at a journal’s impact factor? Or should you focus on a journal with a short turnaround time? And what about the journal processes? Wouldn’t it be great to have a quick guide to refer to when short listing a journal? This lists some of the most common aspects to consider during journal selection.
Choose the right journal for your manuscript:
JOURNAL’S AIMS & SCOPE
Does the SUBJECT OF YOUR ARTICLE match the journal’s specific focus?
Does the journal accept the ARTICLE TYPE you plan to submit?
What is the READERSHIP and target audience of the journal?
PRESTIGE & VISIBILITY
Is the journal considered PRESTIGIOUS in your field?
Is the journal’s IMPACT FACTOR in line with your requirements?
Is the journal included in relevant ELECTRONIC DATABASES?
Does the journal publishe an ONLINE EDITION?
REVIEW & PUBLICATION PROCESS
What is the PUBLICATION FREQUENCY of the journal?
What is the TURNAROUND TIME for decision and publication?
Is there a PUBLICATION DELAY after acceptance?
What are the PUBLICATION CHARGES?
Does the journal have an OPEN ACCESS POLICY?