Tools for Choosing Journals
Choosing a journal for your newest article is not always easy. While you may wish to publish in a high impact journal, there are many factors to consider when picking a journal to submit your latest article, such as audience and potential visibility. Here are a few of our favorite tools for identifying potentially relevant journals for your work:
- Web of Science or Scopus: These databases allow you to search for keywords and then analyze the results by journal or source title. This lets you see what journals publish most on certain topics.
- JANE: Journal / Author Name Estimator: Copy and paste your abstract into JANE and it will suggest potential journals and potential co-authors based on publications in MEDLINE with shared terms in the title and abstract.
- Be iNFORMEd: Our checklist enables you to determine if an unknown journal – particularly those that are open access – is a reliable and trustworthy place to publish.
- Journal Citation Reports: The old reliable way to determine impact factor, a journal's quantitative impact through citation metrics