Find the Right Fit: 5 Tips to Select the Journal for your Manuscript

After years of hard work and strenuous efforts put into the manuscript, you would want your manuscript to get published in a well-renowned journal and get recognised for its contribution to the existing knowledge in your study area (and not just gather dust on the shelf!).

In the academic world, often research work/manuscript is judged based on the name of the journal in which it is published rather than the content included in it.  Hence, it is not only important for you to publish your manuscript, but the journal you publish it in is also an essential prediment to its success. The choice though, is not an easy one given the endless list of options available.

To help you out choose the right journal for your manuscript so as to increase the chance of its acceptance, we with the help of team offering journal paper publication pack, have enlisted few factors that need to be considered while selecting a journal.

  1. Peer-reviewed journal - Check if the chosen journal is peer-reviewed. In a peer-reviewed journal the manuscripts are published only after being evaluated by the subject-matter experts, editors and statisticians. Here the editors review your manuscript to check if it is relevant for the journal and is then reviewed by technical editors, subject-matter experts and statisticians for the adherence of journal style, content and statistical methods. Hence ensure that your manuscript is perfect, as getting a manuscript published in such journals isn’t easy as it looks.

  2. Indexed journal - To get recognition, it is a must for you to submit your manuscript in an indexed journal. Indexation of journal reflects its quality and is considered to be of higher quality when compared to that of non-indexed journals. Today, there are multiple databases such as SCOPUS, Web of Science etc that index journals on the basis of quality, professional standing & review process, and regularity of publication.

  3. Acceptance rate - Consider the acceptance rate of the journal during the submission process because journals with low acceptance rate aren’t considered as prestigious as those that have a high acceptance rate. You can check the information regarding the acceptance rate of the journal in the journal website itself.

  4. Impact factor - Impact factor is a measure of the journal’s influence within the scientific community. Journals with high-impact factor are considered to be the best journals and getting your manuscript published in such journals can add value to your manuscript. Journals like Nature and Cell are high-impact journals in the field of science.

  5. Your best-match target journal - In addition to the original manuscript, different journals publish different kinds of research works such as review papers, case studies, etc. Hence ensure that you find a journal where your manuscript fits well. For example, if you are aiming to publish a review article but the journal publishes only case studies, then you have to go in search of some other journal that publishes review papers.

Before submitting your manuscript to a journal, you must ensure that your manuscript is flawless. If not, your manuscript will get rejected in no time. If you need any help in refining your manuscript, take help from the team providing Journal Paper Publication Pack that includes editing, formatting and publishing support.

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