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Scholarly Impact: Where to Publish

Recognizing Predatory Practices

Cabell's Whitelist and Blacklist
Includes the Journal Blacklist, which uses behavioral indicators to identify journals potentially engaging in predatory practices.

Think, Check, Submit 
Brief explanation of how and why to check journal publishers before submitting your work. Includes checklists.

NIH Statement
Outlines the NIH's recommendations for choosing credible journals when publishing NIH-funded research  (NOT-OD-18-011)

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

I Sold My Undergraduate Thesis to a Print Content Farm​ 
This SLATE article describes one author's experience with a "book mill."

Predatory conferences ‘now outnumber official scholarly events’
Article from Times Higher Education describing questionable scholarly conferences.

Where to Publish

Visit the Where to Publish Your Research Guide for information on identifying and selecting the best journals for your publications. 

Edanz Journal Selector (Beta)  Enter your abstract or article description in the Journal Selector to find journals that publish in related areas. Currently matching to over 18,000 journals.

Elsevier Journal Finder  Search for an Elsevier journal by name or use the Elsevier Journal Finder by entering your abstract to find journals best suited for your research.

Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE)  JANE matches your title, abstract, or keywords to millions of documents in MEDLINE to help determine the best journals for your research.

SPI-Hub: Scholarly Publishing Information Hub This tool is freely available and facilitates journal discovery by journal, topic, and author search.

Springer Journal Selector (Beta)  Enter your abstract or article description to find Springer journals best suited for your research.

Ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory  Use Ulrichsweb to find data on over 250,000 serials, periodicals, annuals, and newspapers worldwide. It includes reviews, abstracting and indexing information, email addresses, URLs, and other pertinent information.