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Where Should I Publish My Article?

A guide to help faculty find suitable places to publish their articles and boost their scholarly impact


This guide is intended to help faculty find reputable publishers for their journal articles and to boost their scholarly impact.  If you need help, contact your department's librarian.

Where to find journal & publisher information

Browse or search the resources below to discover journals published in your field or on your topic.

Using Journal Impact Factor to Assess Reputation

"There is a pressing need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties... The Journal Impact Factor is frequently used as the primary parameter with which to compare the scientific output of individuals and institutions.

"The Journal Impact Factor... was originally created as a tool to help librarians identify journals to purchase, not as a measure of the scientific quality of research in an article.

"With that in mind, it is critical to understand that the Journal Impact Factor has a number of well-documented deficiencies as a tool for research assessment." 

Read the full statement and signatories to a set of recommendations, referred to as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment:

Readings on Academic Publishing


Adapted with permission from Analyzing Scholarly Research, by Aline Soules, University Libraries, California State University East Bay (no longer available).