How To Select The Right Journal For Your Research Paper

Learn how to choose a suitable target journal with expert guidance, including practical tips and tools for the journal selection process, from one of the world’s leading publishers.

What will you learn?

  1. Using journal directories and indexes to check journal quality
  2. Understanding your target journal’s typical reader
  3. All about impact factor and determining the impact of a journal
  4. Methods for comparing different journals in your field
  5. 5 Indicators of journal quality to help you select your target journal
  6. Potential advantages and disadvantages of open access publishing
  7. Understanding journal publication schedules and their frequency
  8. How to identify and avoid a predatory journal or publisher


Description

Choosing the right publication home for your research paper is critical in determining the fate of your manuscript and the success of your publication. However, journal selection can often be confusing and challenging. This interactive course will help you demystify the process with useful tips, checklists, and other practical resources from publication experts at Wiley.

You will learn how to use available tools and methods, including major indexing sites, to help you find a journal that is not only best-suited for your research but is also reliable. You will understand how to identify high-impact journals and shortlist potential target journals in your field. Learn all this and more with interactive videos, fun quizzes for each module, reading resources, and case studies to understand and simplify journal selection.


About the course author:

Gwen Taylor, PhD

Gwen currently works as a Research Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2001, she was awarded a PhD in Biology by Purdue University, Indiana. Gwen also worked as a Developmental Editor for the Current Protocols journal of life science research methods for over 21 years and was instrumental in developing the Current Protocols scientific education webinar program


Your Instructor


Wiley Researcher Academy
Wiley Researcher Academy

Are you an early career researcher seeking to improve your research writing skills? Are you an established researcher who wants to better understand the scholarly publishing landscape? Wiley Researcher Academy has the tools you need to navigate the publishing process and increase your chances of achieving a successful publishing outcome.

Written and presented by a global network of journal editors and industry experts from Wiley's prestigious scientific publishing portfolio, Wiley Researcher Academy provides an authoritative source of training and enablement to help researchers at any level achieve their full potential.


Course Curriculum


  Module 1: What is it I want to publish?
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  Module 3: Understanding the target journal’s typical reader
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  Module 5: Why publish in high impact journals
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  Module 6: Other methods for comparing journals within a given field
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  Module 10: Understanding journal publication schedules and frequency
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  Module 11: Where not to publish
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  Module 12: Selecting an appropriate journal – final exam
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