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Getting Published

Finding a Suitable Journal

You can find possible journals by being aware of publications your colleagues have successfully been published in, or looking at a database such as Scopus.

Does the mission of the journal match the topic of your article? Most journals have a page (and/or url) that explains their mission or the types of material they publish. A forthcoming special issue may match your planned article.

Submitting Your Research

  • Select two or three journals that already publish in the same subject area as your proposed article
  • Start with the most prestigious journal for which your paper has a chance of being accepted
  • Note the typical length of article, style, type of references etc
  • If possible, cite any relevant work published in the same journal
  • Cite key people in the subject area
  • Be persistent