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Where to Publish Your Research: Identifying Potential Journals

Welcome!

This guide is designed to assist Duquesne faculty members to:

  • Identify journals in which to publish
  • Choose the right journal to publish in
  • Know the pros and cons of open access journals
  • Identify open access journals with author fees

How to Find a Journal to Publish In

Try searching for the topic of your article in a relevant database to see where related articles in your field have been published.

For directions on how to find journals to publish in using Scopus, click here.

In addition, you may also consider using the following tools:

Where Not to Publish

Beall's List: Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Scholarly Open-Access Publishers 
If you're trying to determine where NOT to publish your research.  Publishing with predatory publishers can be a detriment to your scholarly impact.This page is currently down. If you have questions about a journal, please contact David Nolfi.

A List of Print-on-Demand Publishers, Self-Publishing/"Vanity Presses" and Other Non-Traditional Publishers for Librarians and Faculty 
If you're trying to determine where NOT to publish your books.

Be iNFORMEd 
Checklist designed to help researchers determine whether or not to publish in a journal. Created by the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives.

Misleading Metrics
by Jeffrey Beall, "This is a list of questionable companies that purport to provide valid scholarly metrics at the researcher, article, or journal level." This page is currently down. If you have questions about a journal, please contact David Nolfi.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Guide

If you're interested in publishing in the SoTL, this research guide can help: 

Questions?

Ask a Librarian if you need assistance finding journals.