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How To Select A Journal For Publication?

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How To Select A Journal For Publication?

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Andrea HaywardSenior Editor, Global Community Engagement; Associate Writer & Editor

Andrea Hayward - R Upskill Training Instructor Profile Image Andrea Hayward

Find the right publication home for your research with this email-based program that helps you understand where to start your search and how to shortlist journals, with expert tips on avoiding predatory journals.

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Online, On-demand learning

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10 modules

What you learn

The importance of finding the right journal for your research

How to choose the most suitable journal for your manuscript

How to match your research paper to a journal’s scope

The key criteria to consider when selecting a journal

How to protect your paper from predatory journals and publishers

Where to look to kick-start your journal search


Are you struggling with finding the right journal to submit your manuscript to? Unsure of which criteria you should consider while shortlisting journals for your paper? Here’s where a publication coach can help you find the right home for your research.

This well-paced micro-learning program, delivered straight to your inbox, will help you understand the significance of journal guidelines and highlight key criteria you should consider when choosing the most suitable journal for your paper. It will also help you explore and understand the option of rapid publication, and teach you how to identify and stay clear of predatory journals and publishers. An essential guide for authors writing their manuscript, it also points you in the right direction for when you start your journal search.

Publication Coach Series

The Publication Coach series is a one-of-a-kind course series where short, micro lessons are delivered via email every other day. More than 100,000 learners have benefitted from these courses and found the simple, engaging and bite-sized style extremely empowering. It proves that in just 2-5 mins per day, you can master a new skill with our expert tips and advice that help make learning a habit. The best part, is you can access the emails in your inbox for reference whenever needed. Subscribe to the All Access Pass now to turn this into an interactive course, where you can chat with your publication coach over email.

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LECTURE 1 |Document/Slides

Why it is important to find the right journal for your manuscript

LECTURE 2 |Document/Slides

The basics: Understanding where your paper fits in the journal’s jigsaw puzzle

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

Choosing the journal that gives your paper the biggest stage

LECTURE 4 |Document/Slides

Should potential publication delays impact your decision?

LECTURE 5 |Document/Slides

Is rapid publication the right option for you?

LECTURE 6 |Document/Slides

How to call ahead before showing up in the journal’s mailbox

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Instructor (1)

Andrea Hayward - R Upskill Training Instructor

Andrea Hayward

Senior Editor, Global Community Engagement; Associate Writer & Editor

2 courses by this instructor

BA (Psychology); MA (Industrial Psychology); Former Associate Writer and Editor, Editage Insights; (Current) Senior Editor, Global Community Engagement, Editage Insights

Andrea likes thinking outside the box and applying principles of Psychology to understand online user behaviour. She also enjoys finding innovative ways to create content in various formats such as videos, slide-decks and…

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Review (1)

Naima Husban

Thanks a lot for your warm email, and all your suggestions and useful links and articles. I will thoroughly read them to have the skill of how to deal with journals.