How to target a journal that’s right for your research


Hitting a target is not easy, and neither is selecting a journal for your research paper. An appropriate target journal is one that publishes work on the subject your paper addresses and which, because of its various qualities, serves your needs and aspirations.

How to target the right journals

  1. Stay away from predators
  2. Look for verifiable claims
  3. Understand the open access model
  4. Don't be swayed by the impact factor
  5. Care about your audience
  6. Develop a research communication strategy

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