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Publishing: Choosing the Right Journal

This guide contains resources for authors who are considering submitting a manuscript to a peer-review journal or have received an invitation to publish in a journal.

If you’re just starting out in your research career (or even if this is your first time publishing), one of the first challenges you might face is deciding which journal is right for your submission. With so many prestigious journals out there, which one is going to give you the best chances of publishing successfully?  Based on the expert advice from publishers and authors, we’ve put together the guide below to give you an overview of the questions you need to ask and the points you need to consider in order to choose the RIGHT journal for your work.


Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals and publishers for their research.

Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications. Sharing research results with the world is key to the progress of your discipline and career but with so many publications, how can you be sure you can trust a particular journal? Follow this checklist below to make sure you choose trusted journals and publishers for your research.

How to Find a Journal to Publish Your Manuscript written by David Harmeyer, APU Librarian

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