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Journal selection tools
Think Check Submit
This international initiative will help you identify trusted journals for your research.
Journal/Author Name Estimator (JANE)
Enter your title/abstract or keywords to JANE to identify possible journals to publish in.
Journal Guide will suggest journals to publish in and provide aggregated data about those journals.
Use Ulrichsweb to identify and learn about journals to publish in. Includes where the journal is indexed and whether it is peer reviewed.
Cabell's Directories This link opens in a new window
Look in Cabell's for more information about journals: acceptance rates, altmetrics, submission requirements, and more. Note that coverage for nursing journals is limited.
For more information on metrics, please see the Research Metrics guide.
Journal Citation Reports
Use this database to find impact factors and other statistical measures for over 12,000 journals in science, social science, and art and humanities.
Search the "Sources" section of Scopus for CiteScore metrics.
Journals with potential issues
Jeffrey Beall, a now-retired academic librarian, used the term "predatory" to describe open access journals and publishers who charged authors fees to publish without offering high quality peer review and other editorial services. He also created a list of potential predatory journals. Though his list was controversial and taken down in 2017, others have continued his work.
This version is maintained by a postdoctoral researcher in Europe, and provides both the original Beall's list and an update.
Databases of Clinical Information
AMA Manual of Style This link opens in a new windowThe AMA Manual of Style Online contains everything medical and scientific researchers, writers, and editors need to produce well-organized, clear, readable, and authoritative manuscripts.
APA Reference Style This link opens in a new window
Guide to APA style developed by the BYU Linguistics and English Language Department. Includes exercises on writing and proofreading citations.
Search here to find questionnaires and other instruments for your research.