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Where to Publish Your Research: Identifying Potential Journals


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

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Guide

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


Ask a Librarian if you need assistance finding journals.

Recognizing Predatory Practices

Cabell's Scholarly Analytics
Includes "Predatory Reports," which use 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.