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Tools for Authors - Getting Published

Guide with tips on how to get published

Where to Publish

Finding the right journal can be a challenge. Start with the Journal Selection Checklist or the other tools below for finding the right place for your article. If you need help, please contact the library.

Tools to identify journals that have published on a topic

Lists of Journals

Avoiding Predatory Journals

Predatory journals are those that "accept articles for publication — along with authors’ fees — without performing promised quality checks for issues such as plagiarism or ethical approval" (Nature 2019). They often send email solicitations, mimic the names of high quality journals, and generally create confusion. There are several checklists for assessing the potential predatory nature of journals; see below or email us for assistance.

Reporting Guidelines for Research

The EQUATOR Network maintains a searchable list of reporting guidelines for research. These consensus documents delineate what needs to be included in articles describing health research, such as randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and animal studies. Many journals require authors to follow the relevant guidelines for the type of research conducted.

Over 400 reporting guidelines are available, including:

CONSORT       Randomized Controlled Trials
PRISMA       Systematic Reviews
CARE       Case Reports
ARRIVE       Animal Pre-Clinical Studies