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Research Guides

How to identify a journal for publication

This guide describes some common considerations for authors as they identify journal options for article publication.

Consult Your Network and Consider Your Unique Context

Where do your peers publish their research?

  • Ask colleagues, supervisors, or mentors for suggestions

  • Review publications from peers in your field

What are you in your career or within the promotion and tenure timeline?

What are the expectations within your discipline, school, or department?