Criteria for Evaluating Journals

  • Consider the similarity between the language of the abstract and the journal
  • Consider the conformity between the reference list and in-text citations with the publication guidelines
  • Consider the principles of writing and editing
  • Consider the conformity between the content of the article with the aims and scope of the journal
  • Consider the conformity between the appropriateness of the level and quality of scientific content of articles with the credibility of the journal
  • Consider the number of articles which the editor in chief submitted during the previous year.
  • Consider the number of published articles of previous issues by the same authors.
  • Consider the structure, style, and the content of the journal website, such as E-mail to receive and send articles, the purpose and prospect of the journal, editorial names, authors guide, publication ethics, logo of the privileged institution on the home page, ease of access to the PDF full text of articles.
  • Consider the structure of previous submitted articles, such as the date of receiving and acceptance, affiliation of all authors in the article, corresponding author’s e-mail addresses, and standard PDF version of the articles (i.e., on one page, the period or year, and the issue (chapter) of the publication and on the next page, the title of the article are repeated to the end of the article.)
  • Consider timely publication of the electronic journals
  • Consider the journal index in a reputable international data base

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