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Finding Sources for Publishing: Home

Getting Ready to Publish

Many graduate students, early career researchers, and/or young scholars sometimes are unaware of the many avenues available to them to submit their manuscripts to, until they are ready to start publishing the results of their research. 


Finding Places to Publish
Why is it important to know about the many avenues for publication that are out there?

  • Discover the broader landscape of journals that exist, beyond the ones that your professor or colleagues have told you about
  • Find more journal options to submit your research results to
  • Don't fall victim to predatory publishers; learn how to evaluate journals

Factors to think about

Where have similar articles been published?

  • Finding such articles
    • ​Search your library's system for your topic and look at the journals in which such articles have been published
    • Search a database for articles on similar subject; look at the journals
    • Search the list of journals your library subscribes to by subject, to come up with journals that publish in that area


Where can I find a journal with high impact? 

You can use the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) below to see how a journal is ranked, and how it compares with others in the field

Find Journals Using SMU Resources