Are you interested in publishing your work? Use this tab to find resources on:
Questions to ask when looking at journals to publish your work (hint: look on the journal's About page on their website):
Avoiding Predatory Journals
Signs a journal is predatory:
Think. Check. Submit has a great checklist for making sure a journal is legitimate.
"Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results—to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives." from SPARC
Why you might want to consider publishing your work as Open Access:
For more information on Open Access journals and publishing:
SPARC: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
PLoS: Public Library of Science publishes open access scientific articles.
Open Humanities Press: publishes open access journals in the humanities field, focusing on critical and cultural theory.
Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN): Open Access papers from over 60 disciplines in the Social Sciences field. Hint: when browsing articles, change Sort by to Date, Descending to see the most up-to-date research.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): A repository of all registered open access journals and articles.
An ORCiD is a persistent digital identifier for authors publishing online (like a DOI for articles!). Why you might want to consider registering for one:
You can register for an ORCiD and find more information here.
There are two figures you can use to determine the prestige of a particular journal:
Impact Factor: The amount of citations divided by the number of articles published in a journal-- within a couple of years.
Immediacy Factor: The amount of citations divided by the number or articles published in a journal-- within the last year.
Places to go for these prestige statistics:
Eigenfactor: For journals in the scientific field specifically for publishing between 2007-2015. The Eigenfactor has their own way of ranking scientific journals using the number of incoming citations.
Scopus Citescore: From Elsevier-- Search for a specific journal, or browse by discipline- up until 2019.
Scimago Journal and Country Rank: "The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database."
The acceptance rates of a journal show how selective a journal is in the publishing world. You can get more information on this in a couple possible ways:
You have published your paper! Now how do you find it to see its impact in the publishing world? There are a couple of ways:
Then, go to that specific database in our A-Z list and search for your article. If the article has been cited in that database before, there will be a link below it to the article that cited yours.