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Publication Services

This Guide provides an overview of the publication services offered by the Health Sciences Library.

Journal Selection Assistance

We can guide you on journal selection, whether choosing an appropriate journal for your research, investigating new publishing venues, or avoiding submission to predatory journals.

Typical inquiries might ask us to:

  • Investigate the credibility of individual journal titles, publishing houses, conferences, or “invitations to publish”
  • Make recommendations based on our assessment of the publishing practices of journals
  • Find a variety of citation metrics for individual journals and identify high-ranking journals in particular subject areas
  • Provide instruction in the use of tools to match your paper to possible journals.

Journal Selection Resources

Tools to identify potential journals...

There are a variety of factors to consider when looking for a journal that is appropriate to your paper. The list below includes a few tools to help.

...Using multiple factors

  • Journal Guide (by Research Square) 
    Uses keywords from your title and/or abstract to identify journals that have published similar papers. Allows searching by journal title or category to find publications by open access status, time-to-publication, publisher, Source Normalised Impact Factors, verified publishing practices, etc.

...With open access publishers

...Using keyword/subject/reference list similarity

  • B!son
    B!son uses bibliometric and semantic searching to return information from DOAJ about open access journals that might match your paper
  • Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE)
    Uses keywords from your title and/or abstract to identify journals in PubMed that have published similar papers
  • Elsevier JournalFinder
    Uses keywords from your title and/or abstract to identify Elsevier journals that have published similar papers
  • Springer/Nature Journal Suggester
    Uses keywords from your title and/or abstract to identify Springer/Nature journals that have published similar papers
  • Wiley Journal Finder (beta)
    Uses keywords from your title and/or abstract to identify Wiley journals that have published similar papers

...By impact factor

Request Service

Request a publication service using our form, we will get back to you as soon as possible with any follow-up questions or to book a consultation.