Publication Strategy

As a researcher, you need to have a clear strategy on how to publish in the best journals with the hope that your research will bring maximum impact to yourself (e.g reputation and tenure) as well as to the others (e.g well referred, policy change, helping bottom billions). This aims can be achieved if you carefully take into consideration the following points: journal quality evaluation, selecting relevant journals and the reviewing process.

  1. Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Scimago, DOAJ,MyCIte – These platforms will help you to evaluate the quality of the journals from different perspectives such as Total Cites, Impact Factor, Quartile, Immediacy Impact, Eigenfactor Score etc. From the data provided, then you may decide which journal is relevant to your need.For instance, you may refer to the journal with high Immediacy Index (indicates how quickly articles in a journal are cited in the year of publication), in order to get early citation.
  2. Springer Journal Suggester, Elsevier Journal Finder, Endnote Web – These platforms will suggest you about the relevant journals that you can consider to publish in, based on the manuscript of your research (usually you need to provide the title and abstract of research).
  3. Scirev, Medsci – These platforms help you to identify about how long editorial reviewing process take place, acceptance ratio, rejection duration etc.

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