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Choosing a journal

Submitting manuscripts to an unsuitable journal is one of the most common reasons for early rejection and publication delays.

Check if a journal is right for you:

  • read the aims and scope on the journal website
  • consider if researchers in a related field might be interested in your study. If so, a journal that covers a broad range of topics may be best. If only researchers in your field are likely to want to read your study, then a field-specific journal may be best.
  • verify if your target journal accepts the type of manuscript you want to publish
  • look beyond the Impact Factor - it’s just one measure of a Journal's reputation
  • consider the impact of other work published in the journal and whether your research is of a similar level.
  • check if the "time to publication" is suitable to your needs

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