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Journal Selection Considerations
Where you publish can be as important as what you publish.
Consider the following when selecting a journal to which to submit your article:
Relevance: The journal should publish research that is relevant to your work, the type of article that you want to publish, and reach the audience that you want to read your work. For interdisciplinary research, finding a relevant journal may mean looking beyond the journals in your field.
Discoverability: The journal should be indexed by major citation and abstract databases, such as PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus.
Quality: Where does the journal ranked according to impact factor and other measures of journal quality? Who is on the editorial board of the journal?
Online database with detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals. Use to check if journal is peer-reviewed and in what databases journal is indexed. Click on Advanced Search to search by subject.
Access: Off Campus Access is available for: UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty, and staff; UNC Hospitals employees; UNC-Chapel Hill affiliated AHEC users. Coverage: Varies by periodical
List of potential, possible or probable predatory scholarly open access publishers. If you are considering publishing in an open access journal, then the publisher of that journal should NOT be on this list.