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Publishing Your Research



Finding the best journal to publish your work

Identifying the best journal to submit your research to can be a difficult process. Authors, be aware of predatory journals!

To help you make the choice of where to submit, Think. Check. Submit. has a produced a video that includes checklist for authors to use to find the right journal.

Using a journal matching technology based on your manuscript title and abstract, the following tools can help you find journals that could be best suited for publishing your systematic review article. You will need also to consult the journal’s aims and scope for further guidance. Simply insert your title and abstract and select the appropriate field-of-research for the best results.

Journal Finder Tools

Looking for an open-access journal to submit your manuscript? Search SciFree for the journals included in open-access agreements where the author processing fees are waived for UMD faculty and students.



You can also try to find other journals by using the title/abstract of your manuscript.

Platform for Responsible Editorial Policies
"PREP is an online platform contributing to the responsible organisation of editorial procedures by scholarly journals. It facilitates journal editors to become transparent about their editorial procedures, advises journal editors and publishers on potential improvements of their peer review procedures, and presents integrated information about the variety of review procedures currently in use. PREP also maintains a database of journals’ current peer review formats and provides information and tools for journals to use journal metrics in a responsible way."

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