Choosing a journal

Identifying the right journal for your research can be challenging, but there are tools and resources which can help.

A useful starting point can be to identify a short list of journals that may be suitable.  There are sources and tools that can help you to find journals in your discipline or research area and can help you with making your short list. Once you have a shortlist of possible journals you can consider each of them in more detail, considering factors such as the journal scope and content, the audience, discoverability, open access, review process, prestige, impact measures (bibliometrics) and trustworthiness.  You also need to make sure that you are meeting funder, HEFCE and other requirements. Click on either of the boxes below for more detail and links to useful resources and sources of information.

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