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Scholarly Publishing: Evaluating Journals and Predatory Publishers


think check submit logo A coalition of scholarly publishers and associations collaborated to create this short checklist for authors to refer to when evaluating a journal as a possible place of publication for his research. By asking a few short questions and evaluating the journal according to the checklist, authors can be assured that the journal they are considering, whether subscription based or open access, will be one of quality, rigor, and respect.





Journal Directories

Directories of journals can be useful in determining in which databases a journal is included, as well as showing if it is peer reviewed, has an ISSN, and providing links to the publisher/journal web site.

Journal Impact

Read more about measuring research impact: