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
Detailed information on 300,000+ serials: journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.
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.
From Loyola Marymount University; a multi-point evaluation checklist for assessing journal quality
Reporting Guidelines for Research
TheEQUATOR 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: