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Services for Authors at the Penn Libraries: Tools for Evaluating Publishers

Evaluating journals and publishers

Whether you are an emerging researcher, or exploring interdisciplinary or unfamiliar disciplines, identifying the best journal for your scholarship can be challenging. Established researchers looking for new channels to disseminate their findings might also be interested in identifying subject specific, often niche, journals for their work. A number of publishers and associations have developed online tools for comparative analysis of author-submitted abstracts using a variety of text-matching and recognition algorithms. A number of these services are linked below. Contact your subject librarian if you need assistance in identifying a journal matching site suitable to your field of research.

You may also want to review these resources--which can lead you to scholarly, peer-reviewed journals in your discipline.