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Predatory Journals and Publishers: Identifying a Journal for Your Article

This is a guide that compiles information about predatory journals and publishers, with links to resources that help researchers identify those journals and publishers.

Finding a Journal That Maximizes Impact

When your article is ready to publish, you want to identify a journal that will enhance its impact on the field. You can do that by finding a journal that publishes the most appropriate subjects for your article, that is highly regarded, and is indexed in the most appropriate database(s).

Identifying Highly Regarded Journals

Journal Impact Factors

This box is adapted from one authored by Vera Lux. For more information about impact factors and citation metrics, see her LibGuide, Who's Citing Me?

More Advice on Identifying the Right Journal for Your Article

Find Appropriate Journals in Library Databases

You can search the most heavily used database(s) in your field to find appropriate journals for your manuscript. Go to the BGSU Library's list of Databases and choose the appropriate topic. Then search, using keywords from your title or abstract, to find journals that might be a good fit.

Journal Finder Tools