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Getting Published: Quick Links

Where to Publish?

Finding the right journal can be a challenge. Here are some tools for finding the right place for your article. If you need help, please contact the library.

Analytic Tools

Lists of Journals

Avoiding Predatory Journals

Further Guidance

Reporting Guidelines for Research

The EQUATOR Network maintains a searchable list of reporting guidelines for research. These consensus documents delineate what needs to be included in articles describing health research, such as randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and animal studies. Many journals require authors to follow the relevant guidelines for the type of research conducted.

Over 400 reporting guidelines are available, including:

CONSORT Randomized Controlled Trials
PRISMA Systematic Reviews
CARE Case Reports
ARRIVE Animal Pre-Clinical Studies

Visit the EQUATOR Network Website for all reporting guidelines.


The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) enables you to clearly identify your publications, distinguishing your works from other people with similar names.  Duke is making it even easier to obtain an ORCID ID

  • Register or link to your ORCID ID through the OIT Account Self-Service Portal
  • Select “Register your ORCID iD” or CREATE one!
  • Authorize ORCID to share your ID with Duke! 

Your ORCID ID is now part of your Duke Directory listing and Scholars@Duke information!  At the ORCID site, you can also search for and identify the publications that are yours! 

Wiley Researcher Academy

Wiley Researcher Academy

Online instruction for researchers to simplify publishing is available at Wiley Researcher Academy.

14 Learning Paths cover topics related to funding, writing, publishing, data management and becoming a reviewer.

Registration is required, but accounts are free.

BMJ Case Reports

For all Duke faculty, staff and students submitting to BMJ Case Reports, the Fellowship Code is 878215. Enter this code under step 5 shown in the submission user guide.  



iThenticate is an anti-plagiarism tool that allows research documents to be uploaded for review against other published works.  The School of Medicine has purchased a number of iThenticate licenses for all faculty and staff engaged in research.  iThenticate can be accessed by visiting myRESEARCHhome in the “myLinks” widget.

For additional guidance, please visit the Office of Research Initiatives.


Additional Guidance