Where to Publish
When choosing where to publish your scholarly work, consider supporting the open access model by publishing in reputable journals that allow you to self-archive your work or with publishers who provide immediate public access to your work via their website.
As the number of open access publications continues to grow, it becomes increasingly important for researchers to evaluate the reputation of a journal before submitting their work for publication. Some so called “open access” journals may not reveal their fees or inform authors of possible charges associated with publication until after your article is accepted. Counterfeit journal websites have emerged, often using names that sound similar to well-known journals, to collect author fees without providing the promised or implied publishing services in return.
Guides & Tools
- Journal Citation Reports
- Provides citation data (including impact factors) for evaluating and comparing scholarly journals.
- Journal Guide
- Journal Guide is a free tool that helps researchers to evaluate scholarly journals.
- PLOS “Open” Publisher Guide
- How “Open” is a publisher? © 2014 SPARC and PLOS, licensed under CC BY
- Search for specific journals or publishers, lists information specific to each publication regarding copyright agreements and author rights.
- Beall’s List
- List of questionable open-access journals and publishers maintained by Jeffrey Beall, librarian at University of Colorado in Denver. Consult this list in addition to doing your due diligence before submitting your work to any open access journal.
- Article – “Beyond Beall’s List: Better Understanding Predatory Publishers”
- Library Liaison
- Consult your library liaison if you have questions