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Journal Selection and Evaluation: Discovering Journals

Library resources for selecting journals

Publisher resources for selecting journals

  • Elsevier Journal Finder: Search across Elsevier's journals by pasting in your title and/or abstract. You can narrow by subject or limit to journals with an open access publishing option. (Note: Most of Elsevier's journals would allow authors to post last-revised manuscripts in the institutional repository or on other websites anyway.)
  • Springer Journal Selector: Browse journals by subject area or search Springer titles by pasting in your abstract.

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Web resources for selecting journals

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. Search or browse by subject area. Information about journals includes publisher name, keywords, language of publication, and whether the journal has article fees (as of mid-October 2014, 6446 of the 10,031 do NOT have article fees).
  • Edanz Journal Advisor: 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
  • JANE: JANE is an acronym for Journal/Author Name Estimator. This web resource will suggest journals for you to consider sending your manuscript if you search by keywords or if you upload your abstract. Included journals that JANE searches come from MEDLINE. Results are ranked by relevance to your search, and display the article influence score along with open access options.
  • Journal Guide:JournalGuide is a free tool created by a group of software developers, former researchers, and scholarly publishing veterans at Research Square. Our goal for JournalGuide is to bring all sources of data together in one place to give authors a simple way to choose the best journal for their research. Our data sources include major industry data sets, public resources, information submitted directly by journal editors, and even real-life publishing experiences submitted by authors.