When choosing a publisher, determining their integrity and reputation is critical. It is important that you seek to publish with reputable, well-known publishers in your field of research.
Choosing a relevant, reputable publisher will help you:
Note: To be eligible for Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) inclusion, books must be published by a commercial publisher or peer reviewed. A commercial publisher is one for which the core business is producing books and distributing them for sale. Print-on-demand, vanity press and companies that specialise primarily in the publication of theses are not considered commercial publishers.
Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing - by Claire Redhead, on behalf of the Committee on Publication Ethics, the Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, and the World Association of Medical Editors.
! THINK * CHECK > SUBMIT - a website to help researchers assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. and identify trusted journals for their research.
! THINK *CHECK > ATTEND - a website to help researchers assess conferences to attend and present their research.
Journal Evaluation Tool - created by Shilpa Rele, Marie Kennedy, and Nataly Blas, Loyola Marymount University. This evaluation tool includes steps for evaluating journals, a detailed rubric of criteria, and a scoring table to accompany the rubric.