Where to Publish Your Research: Journals

URL: https://libguides.cmich.edu/wherepublish


Why should we use these resources?

Researchers and scholars usually know flagship journals in their fields by experience. However, publishing landscapes are changing. There are many resources and tools that provide more and better opportunities to disseminate your research and extend your research impact. .

Why journals are important?

Research literature can be defined as written reports from research studies. There are many types of research literature, with published research articles representing the most common source for research literature. Other sources include dissertations, books, and internet websites. Read more



Acceptance Rates

  • Cabell's Scholarly Analytics helps you to determine which journals typically publish manuscripts similar to yours or could be the best fit for your manuscript. by accept rates. The Whitelist, a listing of 11,000 credible journals across 18 academic disciplines.

Journal Rankings

  • CiteScore by Scopus to find a journal and view associated metrics in each discipline.

Evaluating and comparing journals using citation data, and shows the most frequently cited and impact journals in a given field. It indexes 1,896 journals of 236 disciplines in 81 countries/regions. 


Dimensions brings together funding data, publications, altmetrics, citations, clinical trials and patents in a richly linked discovery platform.

  • JANE - Journal/Author Name Estimator Jane (Journal/Author Name Estimator) is a freely available web-based application that, on the basis of a sample text (e.g. the title and abstract of a manuscript), can suggest journals and experts who have published similar articles. FAQ

Drag and drop a copy of your article into the Text Analyzer, and the tool will find similar content in JSTOR. Consider the journals that those papers are published in

Enter your manuscript title & abstract, and the Journal Suggester will search over 2,500 Springer and BioMed Central journals to find suitable journals for your manuscript.

Enter title and abstract of your paper to easily find journals that could be best suited for publishing.

Search the NLM (National Library of Medicine) catalog to determine which journals are indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE

How can you identify journals to publish your work in? To start, look at the journals you read, that your colleagues read and publish in, and at who you cite in your work. Is there a pattern to those journals?

Refereed Status

Journals for Student Publishing

These lists do not necessarily represent the opinion of CMU librarians; they are merely information that may be useful to authors looking for a journal to publish in. 

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