There are also various online guides available :-
It is, of course, ideal to submit your manuscript to reputable journals which will both increase the likelihood that that your article will be accepted and also which will maximise the number of people who read and cite your research. Some factors to consider include relevance, reputation, quality control such as peer review, editorial assistance and journal metric indicators.
Information about identifying reputable journals is also available from ! THINK ü CHECK > SUBMIT.
Some tools that you may use to identify suitable journals include:
Ulrichsweb : Global Serials Directory provides detailed information about thousands of journals – whether it is peer-reviewed, where it is indexed, number of subscribers and with links to the journal websites for further detailed information about the journal, including instructions for authors. You can use Ulrich’s to identify journals in a specific discipline or subject area.
A measure of the exposure of a published journal articles are journal metric indicators such as SCImago Journal Rank, SNIP or CiteScore - many academics choose to publish in those journals within their discipline that have a higher are journal metric indicator. Scopus provides details of journal metric indicators across the disciplines. Journal websites may also include journal metric indicators or an impact factor of a journal.
Some of the major academic publishers also have tools which can help determine the journal that most closely fits your area of research, for example:
Open access research is freely accessible via the Internet and can potentially increase readership and researchers who cite your research.
Murdoch University Research Repository - The Murdoch Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research created by Murdoch University staff and students. It aims to collect, preserve and make openly available the scholarly output of Murdoch University
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) – provides information on alternative scholarly communication models
Vanity publishing usually involves:
These publishers often gather contacts from conferences and institutional websites. Their offers may appear tempting to early career researchers who are seeking publishing opportunities, but vanity publishing does not undergo the stringent processes of peer review and copy editing.
Predatory publishing usually involves:
More information on predatory publishing and publishers may be found at:
Neither vanity or predatory publishing should be confused with Open Access publishing.