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Academic Publishing

Best practices and pitfalls to avoid in the academic publishing process.

Think. Check. Submit.

Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.

Identifying Journals to Publish Your Work

When looking for a journal in which to publish, consider the following:

  • Are you or your colleagues familiar with the journal
    • what is the reputation of the journal
    • who is the publisher 
    • do you recognize members on the editorial board
    • can you easily identify and contact the publisher
  • Do the subjects published in this journal match your research
  • Does the journal specify:
    • peer review process
    • what fees may be charged and why
  • Is the journal open access
  • Does the journal have an ISSN
  • Is it indexed in reputable periodical or journal indices
  • What are the journal's copyright policies

Library Databases to Find Journals