How to Find the Right Journal for Publishing
Researchers frequently spend time finding the right journal after their research work is over. ‘What should be the best journal to publish my academic research?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions. The objective to publish research is to communicate the findings in the most appropriate journal after undergoing the peer review process. This not only helps in acknowledging your contribution to the particular research field but also in advancing your academic career, providing opportunities for research collaborations and grants.
According to the STM Report 2015, more than 34,000 research journals exist, growing at a rate of about 3.5% per year. According to an estimate, more than 1,000 new journals were launched in 2014 alone! With the rise in predatory and hijacked journals, the researchers can get easily duped. These numbers can make journal selection a daunting task. Moreover, making a submission to a wrong journal can increase the likelihood of rejection at the submission stage or in the peer review process. Therefore, to simplify this selection process, authors need to look at characteristics and competitive factors associated with the journal and also their preferences related to publishing time, type of peer review process, and more.
Through this ebook, we intend to provide effective tips and tricks to early-stage researchers and students to help them navigate through their search for the right journal for publishing their research. We have attempted to compile a step-by-step guide and provide relevant information related to journal characteristics, competitive factors, types of journals and articles, open access publishing models, and more.