Friday, 2 December 2016

Where to publish? - Tampere University of Technology


Where to publish?

Choosing the publication forum

Predatory publishers

If you intend to publish in a journal you are not familiar with, check some things before the decision:

  • does the publisher provide full, verifiable contact information,
    including address, on their website or can they be contacted only via a
    web form

  • is the journal indexed in journal catalogs such as Ulrich’s/DOAJ/JCR/Scopus

  • does the journal have an ISSN number

  • copyright and peer review policies of the journal

  • does the publisher accept parallel publishing in institutional repositories and is there an embargo

  • does editorial board of the journal list recognized experts with
    full affiliations. You can contact some of them and ask about their
    experiences with the journal or publisher

  • are researchers in your field publishing in the journal

  • is the journal's policy for author fees prominently displayed.

When familiarizing yourself with a new publisher or journal, read a few articles in the journal and assess their quality.

Be wary of invitations to editorial boards that only arrive via
email. Use your common sense and be cautious, like you would when
shopping online.

Further reading

Beall's list of possible predatory scholarly open-access publishers.

An article on predatory publishers by Nature journal.

Updated by: Sanna Kumpulainen, 07.01.2016 14:57.

Keywords: science and research, services and collaboration

Where to publish? - Tampere University of Technology

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