When deciding on the journal you're going to aim to publish in, there are a number of elements to consider to help you determine if the journal suits your needs and that of your research. You need to identify
Is the journal going to connect your article to the right research audience?
How easily will your potential audience find your article?
Is the journal:
How long does it take to make your article available?
Check the publishers website for:
Are the articles publishing in the journal reviewed before publishing? What is the ranking of the journal compared to other journals in the same discipliine?
Some research disciplines can be disadvantaged by reliance on metrics alone. When considering the quality of appropriate journals in which to publish your research include:
Publishing in an Open Access journal provides readers with unrestricted online access to articles published in scholarly publications.
You can also
Many Open Access journals impose article processing charges (APC).
Identifying an appropriate journal to publish in can be done in a number of ways.
Directories of Journal Quality
Databases that will indicate a journal based on the content of your paper
These tools aren’t perfect. For example, Ulrichsweb includes some journals that publish peer reviewed + non-peer reviewed content; the DOAJ might not include all quality open access journals, and recently de-listed 900+ journals that did not meet its published Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
Characteristics of predatory journals & publishers:
Some ‘predatory or deceptive publishers’ have taken the development of the open access author-pays academic publishing model, as an opportunity to make money.
Predatory or deceptive publishers are known to:
Complete the quiz below finding the information about Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management in the locations as prompted. You will need to use UlrichsWeb, Scimago and DOAJ (linked above) to complete this activity.
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