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Scholarly and Scientific Writing, Publishing, and Citation Research   Tags: citing, publishing, writing  

Includes tools for identifying journals by discipline, ranking or title; information about open access journals, help with abbreviations, guidelines for manuscript submissions, and more.
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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  • Cabell's Directories to Publishing Opportunities
    Directories of publishing opportunities in accounting, economics and finance, management, and marketing. Each entry includes submission guidelines, circulation data, review and contact information.
  • Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
    A comprehensive resource for evaluating and comparing journals using citation data. Determine the most frequently cited, highest impact, and largest journals for fields in the sciences and social sciences. Note: These data are limited to the journal titles that are currently tracked by Thomson ISI. Do not rely only on data from the JCR when evaluating a journal title; see Thomson ISI's Using Journal Citation Reports Wisely.
  • SNIP and
    Learn about SNIP and SJR, the journal metrics used in Scopus.
  • Instructions to Authors
    From the Mulford Library at the University of Toledo. These pages provide links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences. All links are to "primary sources" - that is, to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles.
  • Journal Titles Indexed in Thomson Scientific’s Databases
    Search the master list of titles indexed by all Thomson Scientific’s database products of browse the title lists of specific databases such as Science Citation Index-Expanded or BIOSIS Previews.
  • CINAHL Title Coverage List
    Indicates indexing and full text coverage in CINAHL.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Modern Language Association. Lists over 4400 periodicals in the areas of literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. The directory provides addresses, advertising rates, and information about submissions for publication.
  • Communication in Science: Pressures & Predators (Special Issue of Science)
    This special issue of the journal Science includes John Bohannon's article about lack of peer review at predatory journals--"Who's Afraid of Peer Review?"
  • Beall’s List: Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers
    A list by librarian Jeffrey Beall.
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (
    [login with name and UID# required for off campus access]
    Authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, open access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world. Search by keyword or subject to get a list of potential publishing venues.
  • Jane: Journal/Author Name Estimator
    “Have you recently written a paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it? Or maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help!”
    Limited to biomedical subjects. The Biosemantics Group. Funded by the Netherlands Bioinformatics Center.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
    "Our mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation."

  • OASPA Code of Conduct
  • OASPA Members

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