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Where to Publish Your Research

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

Identifying journal options is a good idea prior to writing an article to save time and effort. Journals are so numerous, it can be hard to know what all the options are. Thankfully, there are tools that can assist you.

Publisher-based Journal Finders

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
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    DOAJ is a directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Open access journals from all countries and in all languages can apply for inclusion. DOAJ provides information such as publication fees and author copyrights. You can use the filters on the left-side of the page to limit to subject categories. 
    Learn more about DOAJ, and the DOAJ Seal.