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How to select a journal for publication

General Criteria for shortlisting suitable journals:

Always choose index journals first, because they are approved by the scientific community and are of high quality you may check if the community and are of high quality you may check if the journal is indexed or not at the journal home page or using the link given in the description.

Next, choose peer-reviewed journals. Because these peer-reviewed journals send your paper to be checked by competing professors and scientists for its scientific quality, competence, and limitations based on this your paper might be accepted, rejected, or sent back to yourself for further improvements. Papers in peer-reviewed journals are considered to be scientifically authentic.

Sub journal offers you to choose between open access and non-open access. Open-access generally have more citations as they can be accessed freely by the readers without paying a subscription fee or article fee but at the same time, the authors have to pay a heavy publication fee also known as Article Publication Charges or APCs for it, once the paper is published. 

The fee varies from publisher to publisher and also depends upon the article type. Sometimes the journal waste of the fee is requested in advance.

Always stay away from predatory journals that call for papers and, mostly accept your paper for publication by paying some amount but the lag peer-review process is essential as well as suitable to have your paper reviewed by competing scientists and professors this will increase the trustworthiness of your research.

Always check the reliability and trustworthiness of the journal or the publisher. Many times we receive emails to get our articles published quickly paying some money.

Do not fall prey to such emails. There should be full transparency about the indexation of editorial board information contact details, and the review process to consider them for publication.

You can also check the journal ranking or the SJR. You can filter the journals based on the subject areas and then find the top-ranking journals, number of citations, and etch index may also be considered while selecting a journal.

The link to check the journal ranking at the SJR is given in the description Another criterion is the impact factor which also reflects the quality of the journal based on the number of citations it receives most selection committees consider impact factors as criteria to judge you and your research. Therefore, researchers want to get their papers published in high-impact journals.

Specific Criteria for selecting the right journal:

Let’s see how to be more specific in selecting a journal relevant to your paper check. If the scope of the shortlist journal matches your research paper or review you want to publish on the journal homepage you will find details about its scope and relevant subject areas that the journal usually anticipates from users.

Even after reading about the scope of the journal. If you have doubts you can refer to some of the recently published papers on a similar topic or subject area and the type of research they did. If you find any similarities you may give it a try.

Time to first decision:

Check time for the review process once you upload your paper to a journal you may want to know how much time it will take to get it reviewed, accepted, and published.

You do not want to wait for a year to get your article published right, so check the journal’s page. How much time will it take to submit its first response or decision and the time it take to accept?

Usually, this time is around 2 to 4 weeks but it varies from journal to journal.  If it is not mentioned there you may refer to some of the previously published papers in the journal to determine the time. It took so roughly that it took time.

It took so roughly it took around two months for the paper to get accepted, which is a good time you may also consult your associates or supervisor about the journals that publish content similar to your work make a priority wises list of a few journals that publish the result suitable for your work this way if one journal returns your paper know, which time to target next. It will save a lot of time.

Use Journal Suggester:

You should also use a journal finder or suggester by Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, and other publishers to find a suitable journal for publishing your paper.

All you have to do is just fill in the details such as the title, keywords, and abstract of your paper. The field of research and the tool will suggest appropriate journals for you.

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