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Journal Submission Process: Selecting a Journal for Submission

Criteria for selecting a journal

Finding the right journal in which to publish your article can be a difficult process. Here are some criteria to consider:

  • Subject area(s) covered by the journal (particularly when the research is cross-discipline)
  • Types of articles published (original research, review, case study)
  • Reputation of the journal (impact factor, size of readership/open access, peer review, quality of accepted articles and authors, indexing level)
  • Audience of journal
  • Time to publication

-Adapted from Virginia Tech Libraries

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