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
Lists of Journals
Did you receive an email invitation to publish or are you curious whether a new journal meets your quality standards? When assessing a journal, it is important to differentiate between fraudulent, new, and low quality journals, which are too easily lumped together under the cloud of "Predatory journals." In general, "predatory journals" are those that "accept articles for publication — along with authors’ fees — without performing promised quality checks for issues such as plagiarism or ethical approval" (Nature 2019). They often send email solicitations, mimic the names of high quality journals, and generally create confusion. There are several checklists for assessing the potential predatory nature of journals; see below or email us at email@example.com for assistance.