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Where to Publish Your Research: Home

This guide will show you tools to help you identify where to submit your manuscript.

When you have a manuscript to submit for publication, it can be challenging to find the right journal in which to publish. Finding an appropriate journal will maximize your success with getting your manuscript accepted, enhance the visibility of your research, and broaden the impact your research will have on science or the community.

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Tips for Successful Selection: Basic steps

  • Find journals in the field
  • Compare journal characteristics and competitive factors
  • Make sure the journal's scope matches your needs
  • Make sure the journal accepts the type of article you want to submit
  • Check the "Instructions for Authors" thoroughly
  • Ensure that you have assessed whether or not the journal is a questionable journal (predatory journal)

Tools to Compare Journals and their Competitive Factors

Characteristics of journals can be compared quantifiably.  Factors such as the number of citations, number of documents published, and total references in the journal can be used to calculate scores for the journals. 

Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports is a subscription resource that can be used to compare journals' characteristics including Journal Impact Factor, Article Influence Score, and Total Cites. 

Learn more about Journal Citation Reports 

SCImago Journal and Country Rank

SCImago is a free resource that uses citation data from Scopus to provide journal impact data.  It provides journal rankings by journal country of origin and numerous visual representations of journal impact data.

Learn more about SCImago

Google Scholar Metrics

Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.

Select a subcategory in Health and Medicine to rank journals in your field


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