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
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|
|ARRIVE||Animal Pre-Clinical Studies|
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.