When choosing where to publish, review the author agreeement or license forms, and consider the following:
Use our author addendum to negotiate deposit rights.
One of the increasingly prominent considerations is the question of publishing model. Learn more about the differences between open access and traditional publishing models.
Use journal evaluation services, like JCR, SCImago and SNIP to evaluate an individual journal's performance and impact or to review an entire subdiscipline's journals as a group.
Journal Citation Reports® (JCR®) provides a systematic, objective means to evaluate the world’s leading research journals. It offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison by accumulating and tabulating citation and article counts from virtually all specialties in the sciences, social sciences, and technology fields.
To help you compare journals and discover which are the most significant to you, Journal Citation Reports can show:
• Most frequently cited journals in a field
• Hottest journals in a field
• Highest impact journals in a field
• Most published articles in a field
• Subject category data for benchmarking
Learn more about JCR at http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/qrc/jcrqrc.pdf
A key indicator offered by CWTS Journal Indicators is the SNIP indicator, where SNIP stands for source normalized impact per paper. This indicator measures the average citation impact of the publications of a journal. Unlike the well-known journal impact factor, SNIP corrects for differences in citation practices between scientific fields, thereby allowing for more accurate between-field comparisons of citation impact. CWTS Journal Indicators also provides stability intervals that indicate the reliability of the SNIP value of a journal. More information on the indicators offered by CWTS Journal Indicators is available on the Methodology page.
Think. Check. Submit. is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher. Learn more about the campaign and sponsors at http://thinkchecksubmit.org/about/
Use Ulrichsweb to find out more about the journal, including where the publication is indexed.
Preparing your paper for publication? Several publishers have put together author resources covering the entire publication process from writing, submission, and navigating the peer-review process.