Exploring Your Target Journal’s Goals and Scope
1. Peruse the diary’s “About Us” and “Guide for Authors” areas
Perusing the express objectives and extent of the diary will tell you practically all of what you wanted to think concerning what that diary intends to accomplish and what sort of articles it uses to accomplish them. Diaries quite often diagram their objectives and degree in two spots: on their site (normally in the “About Us”/”Creator Guidelines” area) and in their entries measures, or “Guide for Authors” segment, in the distributed diary. These areas incorporate the particular boundaries of what kinds of articles editors will and won’t acknowledge. They will likewise regularly explicitly state what sorts of examination the diary likes. Peruse these areas first prior to looking for any additional data about the diary. Here is an illustration of the “Creator Guidelines” area from Bioscience Journal.
2. Peruse many articles distributed in your objective diaries
While you are leading your examination—and even before you begin drafting your composition—read however many articles in your space of study distributed in diaries as could be allowed. Regardless of whether you know a diary’s particular prerequisites, perusing its papers widely will assist you with bettering comprehend the sorts of exploration and articles its editors like. By reviewing papers from the beyond couple of years, you can perceive how its editors’ characterize models terms, for example, “novel,” “intriguing” and “adequate theoretical headway,” just as gain a general comprehension of the composing style of articles in the diary.
3. Gather a rundown of diaries distributing research like yours
As well as perusing data about the diaries you are as of now checking out, widen your inquiry to incorporate diaries distributing research like yours. In the event that your examination has a place with a specific specialty, choosing a particular distribution would expand your chances of being acknowledged and amplify your ideal interest group reach. If your article is distributed in the right expert diary, a higher level of endorsers would almost certainly peruse your paper or think that it is pertinent to their own investigations.
4. Check the Impact Factor of the diary
Since you presumably need to submit to diaries that are regarded and contain articles referred to by different specialists, you should set aside the effort to explore your objective diary’s Impact Factor (IF). This measurement depends on how regularly articles distributed in that diary during the past two years (for example 2016-2017) were refered to by articles distributed in a specific year (for example 2018). The higher a diary’s effect factor, the more as often as possible articles in that diary were refered to by different writers.
This number gives an estimation of how renowned a diary is in its field. In spite of the fact that there are solid contentions in regards to this technique for deciding quality, Impact Factor is as yet the liked strategy for checking a diary’s notoriety. Remember that, the higher the diary’s esteem, the more cutthroat its entries field. You ought to consider the time and exertion it will take to submit to a high-positioning diary and choose whether it is awesome for your particular circumstance. It is a smart thought to put together this choice with respect to elements, for example, your distribution experience, the logical worth of your examination, and the nature of your submitted composition.
Investigating Your Target Journal’s Methodology
5. Look at every diary’s accommodation cycle
One factor to consider when you select a diary is the cycle by which its articles are submitted and thought of. Make an agenda to decide if you are willing (and your paper is prepared) to go through particular sorts of investigation and holding up periods. Here are a few inquiries you should find replies to:
- What is the diary’s companion audit process? Is it a shut or open cycle?
- How are the distinctive distribution models weighted?
- Do commentators isolate specialized survey from more extensive inquiries concerning research importance?
- How long is the accommodation interaction? For certain diaries, the audit cycle requires weeks; while others could require months. Will the diary’s average audit time be adequate for the idea of your work?
Considering the subtleties of every diary’s accommodation interaction and gauging them against those of different diaries will assist you with choosing which diary best suits your distribution objectives.
6. Inspect every diary’s distribution strategy
The diary’s distribution technique will decide how accessible your distributed work will be—to scientists and to general society. In the event that the diary is open access, it will be unreservedly accessible to anybody looking through your work on data sets. In case it is shut admittance, it might just be accessible just through conventional membership administrations.
Look at this article on a portion of the upsides and downsides about distributing in an open versus a shut diary.
7. Use diary search instruments to find target diaries
If straightforward internet based pursuit apparatuses are not exactly driving you to your objective diary, utilize the different free web-based diary locater instruments to limit your decisions. Instruments like Elsevier Journal Finder, Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE), and Springer Journal Suggester permit you to look through data sets utilizing watchwords, your original copy title, and your theoretical to find appropriate diary matches for your examination. In case there are motivations behind why you should distribute open access, note that most diaries on these data sets have open access choices clarified on the diary landing page
8. Draft your composition to suit your objective diary
On the off chance that you see as that there are parts of your exploration that simply don’t fit the extent of practically any diary out there, why not adopt an alternate strategy and attempt to fit your paper to the targets of the diary that most intently suits your examination?