Wondering where to submit your article? Use a journal selector to help choose an appropriate journal. Enter your abstract or title to find journals that have published articles with similar terms.
Have you been invited to publish your research in an online journal?
Unfortunately, some companies deceive researchers into paying exorbitant fees to publish in what turns out to be a fake or low-quality journal. Before you begin negotiations, verify the publisher is legitimate. Open access publishing often does use an ‘author-pays fee’, but for that fee, your paper should be peer-reviewed and edited by professionals before publishing. When looking for a potential publication, follow these tips to make sure your research doesn't end up in the wrong hands.
There are several strategies and metrics commonly used to assess publication and research quality and impact.
The Impact Factor is a measurement of average citations received over a two year period. Does the journal have an impact factor? If not, are other measurements available to determine if scholars are reading and citing articles from this journal?
The H-Index is a popular tool for determining relative impact of an author's work by qualifying an author's cited publications. The H-index is defined as the value of (H) that is equal to the number of papers (H) that have that (H) or more citations.
Finding times cited provides information about how many times an article has been cited and by which publications. This count can be used to follow the scholarly conversation provoked by a particular article. Citation counts are also used to determine the impact of an article or articles produced by an author. Times cited counts can also retrieved from Web of Science and the Scopus databases.
References: Beaubien, S, Eckard, M. (2014). Addressing Faculty Publishing Concerns with Open Access Journal Quality Indicators. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(2):eP1133.http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.1133