Choosing a suitable journal for your first publication is both exciting and nerve-wracking. You have come far with a paperwork that you deem suitable for publication. Congratulations.
In today’s academic environment, research areas tend to overlap. There are more gray areas than ever before. Such manuscripts may fall in one particular or all the concerned areas for publication. Choosing a sector for publication can be done at large with respect to titles and standards.
Identifying if the journal is a potential pick what gets a proper conclusion. Identifying a possible series of journal or book is what exactly decides among which flock the author’s research falls in. That also decides the acceptance possibilities of the manuscript.
Choosing a journal for publication with potential key factors needs a deeper study about the journal, the performance, the reach of the journal, the platform of open or closed access, the publisher of the journal, and many more. This is the stage where the author should expect for the publishing company and the credibility of the publication. The indexing’s of the article in various programs. Understand the review process if its peer review or committee review? Recognize about the evaluation and ranking of the diary and the ranking of the clauses. Read about the IPP and SNIP with a few other elements that decide the journal rank. The h-index and I-index ranking of the journal are more helpful in arriving at the determination. The writer should also look for manuscript acceptance rate of the journal. They are journals that seem to show stipulated acceptance rate but that is just one of the promotional con. The rate of acceptance and the rate of the journal can be known also by checking couple of articles that fall in the same research field. The author needs to check for manuscripts of other authors who have previously published in this journal and check the standards of those authors to understand what kind of research and what level of researchers are published under this publishing company.
List Of Journal Databases
The database search narrows down to the most suitable and potential list of journals containing relevant
Elsevier has a sophisticated journal database search options narrowing down to most typical areas and sub areas of inquiry. This database consists of more than 2600 series of publications which contains the pinpointed research area exactly suitable for graded publication.
Ulrichweb is a serials directory. This consists of more than 2 million series of journals, books, articles, newsletters, and etc. This is more of a library with detailed info.
Springer another prominent journal database provides over 1000s of journal series and give a list of research field and sub areas and so on helps in narrowing down the choice.
PubReMiner is a query based journal searching engine. This takes your abstract and searches the unmentioned keywords within the abstract to find the journal that has most manuscripts related to your abstract.
Journal / Author Name Estimator is one of its kinds of searches that takes the abstract and or keywords as input. The search result can be chosen to be a near matching journal or the authors who are working in close research areas as yours. This also returns the articles those published in the same areas of the abstract submitted.
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