Choosing a publication channel

Read a lot

Be aware of the novelty value of your research results. The more unique your results are, the more reputable journals it is worth submitting your manuscript to.

Read as many articles as possible in the subject area of the manuscript you are preparing, and keep a list of the journals that have published the best articles.

Search your subject in databases

Check in the largest reference databases (Scopus and Web of Science) which journals in your discipline they index. Journals indexed by the largest reference databases always get best visibility. The analytic tools of reference databases provide an easy way to get a list of journals that have published articles on your research topic.

With the Scival Trends Module you can analyze the impact of the core journals in your field of study using many indicators. The bibliometric services of the library will help you if you have any questions concerning SciVal or its use.

Discipline-specific journal lists

With the Publication Forum publication channel search you can list journals by discipline, using the discipline classification of either the Ministry of Education and Culture, Scopus or Web of Science.

The journal lists can also be refined for example by Publication Forum level, open access status, possibility for parallel publishing or language of publication.

ScImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that lists journals, conference publications and books by discipline. The lists are based on information in the Scopus® database and all
ca. 22 000 journals are divided into 300 subject categories.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) allows you to compare and analyze the journals included in the Web of Science database. More than 10 000 journals are included in Web of Science and they are divided into more than 200 categories by discipline.

Try publishers' tools to find journal titles

Some big publishers offer online services for finding suitable journals where to submit your manuscript. The services provide a list of potentially stuitable journals based on manuscript title, abstract and topic.

Elsevier Journal Finder

Springer Journal Selector (beta)