New web services that help authors choose journals

Amy Forrester, Bo-Christer Björk, Carol Tenopir

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The motivations for an author to choose a journal to submit to are complex and include factors relating to impact and prestige, service quality, and publication costs and policies. Authors require information about multiple characteristics of journals that may be difficult to obtain. This article compares and contrasts the new author-oriented journal comparison tools and services that have emerged to assist researchers in this important step of the scholarly publishing process. Many of these tools combine factors to provide full web-based manuscript submission decision tools, however all have limitations that reduce their usefulness.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalLearned Publishing
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)281-287
Publication statusPublished - 03.08.2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


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