Develop your publishing strategy by drawing up a shortlist of aspirational journals.
Ways to identify relevant journals include:
Once you've identified some journals, be sure to check their aims and scope (usually available from the journal’s website) to make sure that they cover your research area. Also consider what type of material the journal publishes, e.g. methods, new advances.
When deciding which journal to publish in, you will need to consider whether it is of good quality and whether it will reach the people who you want to read your research. Here are some factors to take into account:
Impact Factor, CiteScore, SNIP and SJR are all citation based journal indicators. They can be accessed from Data sources and tools.
See the Which Journal? handout for a step-by-step guide to using Scopus and Journal Citation Reports as tools to access and compare journal indicators.
As average citation based scores for whole journals, journal indicators such as Impact Factor, CiteScore, SNIP and SJR are very limited indicators of journal quality. Remember to take other factors into account as well and keep to the University of Bath's Principles of research assessment and management.