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Scholarly Publishing: Where to Publish

Research on Scholarly Publishing

Browse articles in these journals to learn more about the scholarly publishing industry and the options for publication. 

Choosing a Journal

Use one of these databases to search for and compare journal outlets for your articles:

Investigate these questions when selecting a journal:

  • Is this a journal you have cited?
  • Have scholars you admire published there?
  • What is the review process?
  • Do the editors and editorial board members have strong reputations in your field?
  • What are the copyright and open access policies of the journal? Can you make your article publicly available on your own or your institution's website?
  • Are there publication fees?

Automated Journal Selection

Use one of these tools to match words from your title and abstract to topically appropriate journals:

Journal Metrics

Use one of these tools to compare citation rankings of journals:

Choosing a Book Publisher

  • Look at university presses. Check out the topic coverage outlined by the Association of University Presses.
  • Who published the academic books on your bookshelf?
  • Search the library catalog for keywords related to your topic. Who publishes books on these topics?