Where to publish?

Where to publish?

Choose the scientific journal in which the research carried out will be published is one of the most necessary and important task to take in to account. The right magazine for your article may involve:

  • a high number of citations
  • more visibility
  • greatest impact
  • a higher H index
  • copyright control
  • greater impact on evaluation processes and accreditations 
  • greater diffusion in repository

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Check which magazines exist in your area, those magazines that publish similar articles. One of the most effective ways is to see the databases, to examine which authors publish, the type of articles that are published, the scope, or which articles are cited. Keep in mind if you need your article to be published in Open Access (OA). It is also important to know which publishers to avoid and where it is not advised to publish. It is important to avoid those magazines of publishers considered predators, and therefore, in which magazines they should not be published.

Some basic tools to choose the best magazine for your articles are:

Think.Check.Sumbit

This resource is a list of recommendations to know how to choose the right journal to publish, through a series of questions that help to create a working script, in order to develop guidelines for publishing scientific articles.

Access to Think.Check.Submit

Springer-Nature Journal Suggester

This Springer tool allows you to do a search where you must indicate title and abstract.  In addition, the search can be refined by selecting the research field, the impact factor, the percentage of acceptance of articles, the period of response of the magazine and indicate if you want an Open Access or subscription magazine. The results you can obtain are the titles of journals, the impact factor, if the journal publishes in Open Access, the period of response and the percentage to acceptance of articles.

Access to Springer-Nature Journal Suggester

Find the perfect journal for your article (Elsevier)

This Elsevier tool allows you to make a search where you must indicate title and abstract, you can also select the field of research and indicate if you want an Open Access journal. The results that you can obtain are the titles of journals, the impact factor, by CiteScore, the speed of the review, the percentage of acceptance of articles, if the journal publishes in OA, what seizure time has in case you want to put in some repository and the expenses (APC) for publishing in OA.

 Access to Elsevier Journal Finder

IEEE publication recomender

This is the IEEE tool that recommends you where to publish. You can select if you want the recommendation to be a publication in a magazine or conference, the search can be by keyword, title, abstract or attaching a file. The results you retrieve show whether the journal is Open Access, what impact factor it has if it is a journal, or the title, place and date, if it is a conference. 

 Access to IEEE publication recomender

Beall's List of Predatory Journals and Publishers

This resource lets you know which journals and publishers are considered predators. You can search by journal (title or URL address), or by publisher (title or URL address). If you perform a search and it appears in the list, it is advisable to avoid publication in the list.

 Access to Beall's List of Predatory Journals and Publishers

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

If you need to publish in Open Access, because your research is financed with public funds, in addition to consulting the above tools you can consult this directory, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ allows you to search for articles by journal, article or keyword, selecting the field of research, type of publication licenses, whether they have the DOAJ quality seal, the publisher it publishes, or the language of the publication.

 Accede a DOAJ

 

Journals are evaluated according to the indicators relevant to their impact,  through citations and other metric indicators. Thanks to different resources, it is possible to evaluate which journals will be the most suitable to encourage greater impact.

JCR (Journal Citation Reports)

This tool presents statistical citation data from 1997 onwards, providing a systematic and objective way of determining the relative importance of journals within their thematic categories (journal impact factor). It is presented in science edition and social science edition, covering more than 7,600 revised and most cited publications in the world, from approximately 220 disciplines form more than 3,300 editors. 

Thanks to this Web of Science tool you can know the impact and influence of the publications in this database on the global research community. JCR helsp measure the influence of research and shows the relationships between the journals cited and those cited.

 Access to JCR

SCimago Journal Report

You can select if you want the recommendation to be a publication in a magazine or conference, the search can be by keyword, title, abstract or attaching a file. The results it retrieves show whether the journals is Open Access, what impact factor it has -if it is a journal-, or the title, place and date -if it is a conference-.

 Access to SJR

 

Other tools and resources for choosing the right magazine

  • Revistas Excelentes: List of journals considered Revistas Excelentes, that possess the Seal of Quality of the FECYT.
  • Classification CARHUS Plus+ 2018: Classification of scientific journals in social and human sciences of the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca de Catalunya.
  • Integrated Classification of Journals: A classification that distributes social and human sciences journals in five groups or levels of quality. Excellence A+, A, B, C and D. 
  • Latindex: System of verification of a set of quality criteria by Spanish and Latin American scientific journals.