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Getting Published: Quick Links

Where to Publish?

Finding the right journal can be a challenge. Start with the Journal Selection Checklist or the other tools below for finding the right place for your article. If you need help, please contact the library.

Tools to identify journals that have published on a topic

Avoiding Predatory Journals

Lists of 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! Find more information on the many ways you may use ORCID here.

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.

Publishing with BMJ Case Reports and BMJ Open Quality

The Medical Center Library maintains membership subscriptions to BMJ Case Reports and BMJ Open Quality to facilitate publication. For all Duke faculty, staff and students submitting to these two BMJ journals, please use the following codes:

  • BMJ Case Reports: Fellowship Code is 878215. Enter this code under step 5 shown in the submission user guide. 
  • BMJ Open Quality:  4490735452

You must be currently affiliated with Duke to use these codes.



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