When determining how and where to share the results of your research, consider the following:
The resources on this page can help you navigate these issues.
Author Rights/Journal Copyright Allowances
Journal Impact Factor
Some types of publishing, particularly that which is funded by the authors themselves, have given rise to what has been termed "predatory publishers." In short, predatory publishers give the appearance of scholarly journal publishing but in actuality publish with minimal or no peer review. At one time, a list of "blacklisted" journals was provided by Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado-Denver, but this list was controversial and has since been withdrawn. More information on Mr. Beall and his list can be found at: https://guides.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/PredatoryPublishing/Beall.
While it is tempting to appeal to the authority of a list, the dynamic nature of information sources requires that authors exercise their own good judgment in assessing the quality of prospective journals. The tools on this page provide important sources of input relating to this assessment. Feel free to contact David Pixton (see home page) with further questions relating to publication.