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Getting published: Choosing a journal

Choosing a journal

It is important to choose which journal you publish in carefully to maximize dissemination, visibility and citations to your research.

Things to consider when looking for a publisher?

What journals are in my subject and how to avoid predatory journals?

To find journals in a new subject area or seek alternatives to known journals, search a database such as Scopus or Web of Science for articles on your topic, and filter the results by journal title.  (Access databases via SOLO)

Some suggested sources for checking a journal's credentials:


Open Access Helpdesk

Research Data helpline

ORA Team

Symplectic Elements team