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Publication Services

This Guide provides an overview of the publication services offered by the Distributed eLibrary.

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

Selecting journals by...

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.

Multiple factors

  • JournalGuide (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.

Open access publisher

Keyword/subject similarity

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.