Which journals are included in your article's references?
What is the format of your article?
Most journals publish original research articles or review articles. However, if you want to publish more specialized formats or research materials, such as datasets or research protocols, you will need to narrow your search.
Does your article have an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach?
Finding a journal with a similar cross-disciplinary scope will help ensure you are reaching all of the audiences for your research. If you cannot find a journal with the right scope, consider ways you can share the article and your research across other disciplines.
Is the article the result of grant-funded research?
Are you planning to publish research data associated with your article?
To support research transparency and reproducibility, an increasing number of journals encourage or require authors to share data and other materials underlying their articles.