Nancy R Gough
Nancy R Gough
PhD
BioSerendipity
Owner
Elkridge, MD, United States

What are the most important considerations when choosing the journal to submit a manuscript to?

I am curious to know what are the key factors that authors weigh when selecting where to submit a manuscript.
Dr.  Ahmed A. Farghaly
Dr. Ahmed A. Farghaly
PhD
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL, United States
1d ago
1- Evaluate the strength of your manuscript.
2- Publisher reputation. Choose prestigious, strong and well respected one. Better, the best in the filed.
3- Aim and scope of the journal. Choose a journal from this publisher that best fits your work.
4- Journal reputation. Prestigious journals are much more important than high impact factor ones.
5-Review process time A-Z (submission to publication). Most high profile journals review process timeline is reasonable.
6- If the manuscript does not fit in a high profile publisher/ journal, choose ones of large audience.
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Dr Nathalie M Malewicz
Dr Nathalie M Malewicz
MD
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Postdoctoral Associate
New Haven, CT, United States
2 days ago
A main factor to look into is still the impact factor. Additionally, you need to think about reputation, scope, time to process and requirements of the target journal. But it depends what you want to do with this manuscript, do you need it to submit a grant, or earn a degree, is there a time constraint? Some funding organizations also try to move away from rating solely by impact factor. You also need to think about reputation, scope, time to process and requirements of the target journal. Some journals also have different requirements concerning eg sample size calculations or antibody validation, which is not fitting every lab or project.
There also factors such as, have you or the PI ever published in this journal, do you know the editor, do you know the submission and reviewing process.
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Ronny Drapkin
Ronny Drapkin
MD, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
2 days ago
I think that "impact" in the research community is the most important thing I contemplate when preparing a manuscript for submission. I try to consider what will help my trainees the most for their next step and what will help the lab get funded. Publishing in lower impact journals usually doesn't help either. It is hard to define what is a low or high impact journal but I look at which journals have high visibility in my field.
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Prof. Nagwa Mostafa El-Sayed
Prof. Nagwa Mostafa El-Sayed
MD
Research Institute of Ophthalmology
Professor
Giza, Cairo, Egypt
2 days ago
THE MOST IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING THE JOURNAL TO SUBMIT A MANUSCRIPT TO ARE
Is the journal peer-reviewed?
Is the journal has Editorial board
Is the journal’s publisher academically respected?
Is the journal Indexed by common databases?
What is the journal’s impact factor (e.g., ISI Journal Citation Reports or SCOPUS)?
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Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
Agree !
2h ago
Mostafa Dianatinasab
Mostafa Dianatinasab
MSc
Shahroud University of Medical Sciences
Thank you for your information. I agree
2 days ago
Ronny Drapkin
Ronny Drapkin
MD, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Totally agree. I don't even consider journals that don't meet these metrics.
2 days ago
Prof Alun Jones
Prof Alun Jones
PhD, Msc (distinction). MA, PGD psychoanalysis,
University of Chester
Dr.
Wrexham, Wrexham, United Kingdom
2 days ago
This tends to be dictated by organizational factors. For example, universities usually demand high impact factor journals for research assessment. However, they only be read by a small and select readership. Clinical professionals will experience this as of little value and would be better served publishing in professional journal s. Professionals attracted to writing about their practice might wish to write short editorials, book reviews and letters responding to current topics.
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Moses Orhero
Moses Orhero
MSC, Psych.
University of calabar, Dept of Pharmacology. Federal institute of psychiatric and mental health. NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria.
Dr.
Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria
1d ago
The most critical decision while publishing a manuscript is to find a suitable journal after preparing a manuscript.For instance, any researchers in the scientific or medical domain need to identify scientific or medical based journals, this Will allow others upcoming science or medical researchers to access such publications and utilize the literatures as well as citing or referencing you. There are number of factors such as impact factor, history of journal, scope, publication time, frequency etc are to be considered.
It is crucial that you select a peer-reviewed journal which will present your research in the best way and convey it to the right target audience.
The important step is to read the aims and scope of the journals in your target research area.
And of course, the list of journals you have published in can directly and indirectly affect you career advancement, professional reputation, and funding opportunities.
Doing so will improve the chances of having your manuscript accepted for publishing.
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Dr. Sandra L Siedlecki
Dr. Sandra L Siedlecki
PhD, RN, APRN-CNS
Cleveland Clinic
Senior Nurse Scientist
Cleveland, OH, United States
2 days ago
For me, it has to do with exposure- WHO will likely read it; am I reaching an audience that can USE the information to improve practice. Obviously, the more the better, but that is a secondary consideration. I also look for fast turn-around times and previous experience
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dr Deborah Wearne
dr Deborah Wearne
MBBS FRANZCP
Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr
Perth, WA, Australia
2 days ago
I have found that "goodness of fit" is as important as impact factor. Obviously widely reading journals gives an overview of readers' interests. Assess your own work within that context and have confidence in what you know as well as admitting to what you don't know. Even if your paper is rejected, peer and editor feedback can be extremely helpful in writing it up again and submitting elsewhere. In my field clinical experience is really important to give the sense of context. Good luck with your endeavour
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Dr Spiros Vlahopoulos
Dr Spiros Vlahopoulos
MS, PhD
University of Athens
Biologist
Athens, Attica, Greece
4 days ago
While it is true that impact factor is subject to change, for a large part of the community it has remained a measure of the "width" of the acceptability of a journal.
Nevertheless, I rather choose a journal that will have the most valid criteria to review my manuscript. If a journal has experienced statisticians, for example, and my paper will benefit from their validation & scrutiny, I might choose it over another journal.
The most important criterion in this direction, is therefore the history of competence of the journal. Once it is fulfilled, it helps one to expect that the paper will be widely accepted in the long run.
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Dr. Roddy Hiram
Dr. Roddy Hiram
PhD
Montreal Heart Institute
Post-Doctorate Fellow
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2h ago
The reputation
The impact factor
The relevance with the specificity of the research made (sound evident, but .. there are sometimes some surprises )
Rodolfo Daniel Cervantes-Villagrana
Rodolfo Daniel Cervantes-Villagrana
PhD
Cinvestav-IPN
CDMX, Mexico
20h ago
Recognize the scope and focus of the manuscript and search preferentially prestigious journals (many belong to scientific societies), which is not linked to the impact factor, I recommend selecting nature index journals (https://www.natureindex.com/faq#journals), I think it is important to aim to publish in this catalog
Dr. Amr El-Karef
Dr. Amr El-Karef
MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine - Mansoura University
Associate professor
Mansoura, Dakahleya, Egypt
1d ago
our primary choice focuses on the scope of the journal and its interest as regards the core of our research submitted then seek for the rank of the journal and its impact factor and citation index
Mr. Majid Asadi-Samani
Mr. Majid Asadi-Samani
PhD
Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
1d ago
Dear,
I think scope of the journal and its indexing are the main factors.

Best regards,
Dr. Om Prakash Pant
Dr. Om Prakash Pant
M.D.
First Hospital of Jilin University
Ophthalmologist
Changchun, Jilin, China
1d ago
From my point of view, the topic of the research and the impact factor are the important consideration while choosing the journal.
abtie abebaw
abtie abebaw
Debre Markos University
Mr
Debre Markos, Amhara, Ethiopia
1d ago


The most important point to select journal
? Topic of research
? Indexing
? Impact factor
? Volume
? Publication fees
? Previously published research
Dr. jalal azadmanjiri
Dr. jalal azadmanjiri
PhD
Monash University
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1d ago
My most important consideration during submitting a draft to a journal is highly prestigious and impact of that journal.
DR SUPRATIM DATTA
DR SUPRATIM DATTA
MBBS,MD,PGDCRRA
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
PROFESSOR AND HEAD
GANGTOK, SIKKIM, India
1d ago
1. Should be aligned with the topic of research.
2. Indexing (such as in reputed agencies like medline, pubmed, scopus etc).
3. Scope and reach of the journal. Factors such as Impact factor, publisher reputation could mean more eyeballs and greater reach .
4. Journal Publication fees could be an additional burden on the researcher. Should be taken into account particularly when project not funded.
Prof Abdulazeez T Lawal
Prof Abdulazeez T Lawal
PhD
Fountain University Osogbo Nigeria
Prof
osogbo, osun, Nigeria
1d ago
The impact factor of the journal and its specialty are the most important considerations
Dr. Alka Hasani
Dr. Alka Hasani
PhD
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Associate Professor
Tabriz, Iran
1d ago
1. Aim and scope of the journal.
2. The impact factor.
3. Review time and time length to publish the manuscript.
4. APC-Article processing fees.
5. Authors who have published previously.

Ville Pitkäkangas
Ville Pitkäkangas
Ylivieska, Finland
2 days ago
The most important criteria in my opinion are journal aim and scope, impact factor, speed and simplicity of the process, and academical respect. Of course, past experiences with the publisher and journal are important, too.
Mostafa Dianatinasab
Mostafa Dianatinasab
MSc
Shahroud University of Medical Sciences
Faculty Member
Shahroud, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2 days ago
Journal Aim and Scope.
Quality of Journal (Q1 or Q2 are more desirable).
Charge for Publication.
Prestigious Publishers (i.e. Elsevier)
Leonardo Ferreira
Leonardo Ferreira
PhD
UCSF
San Francisco, California, United States
2 days ago
Scope
Impact factor
Speed of publication
Previous experience with the journal
Previous experience with the editor
Colleagues' recommendations
Publication fees
Dr. Amancio Guerrero-Maldonado
Dr. Amancio Guerrero-Maldonado
MD
Centro de Especialidades Medicas de Celaya
MD
Celaya, Guanajuato, MEXICO
2 days ago
Impact factor and presence in the field
Carsten H. Meyer
Carsten H. Meyer
MD, FEBO, FMH
Aarau, Switzerland
Professor of Ophthalmology Philipps University Marburg, Germany and Paulista Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil
Aarau , Aargau , Switzerland
2 days ago
Impact
Durstion for rewiew
Dr Nesreen El Mekawy
Dr Nesreen El Mekawy
PhD
Associate Professor of Prosthodontics , Faculty of Dentistry - Mansoura University
Associate Professor of Prosthodontics
Mansoura, Dakahlia, Egypt
2 days ago
The scope of the journal
3. The metrics of the journal
4. the indexing of the journal
Dr Caroline Bonner
Dr Caroline Bonner
PhD
Institue Pasteur, Lille, France, Affiliated with Inserm UMR 1190 Translational Research for Diabetes
Senior Research Scientist: Novel therapies for type 2 diabetes
Lille, Lille, France
2 days ago
1. Scoop of the journal
2. Editorial Board
3. Time to acceptance
4. Impact factor
Dr. Abir Ben Romdhane
Dr. Abir Ben Romdhane
PhD
Faculty of Sciences of Tunis- Sahara and Sahel Observatory
Water researcher
Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
2 days ago
In my opinion, the most consideration when selecting a journal to submit a manuscript is the impact factor.
2 days ago
1- The impact factor of the journal 2- The quartile in which the journal is put 3- the publisher of the journal 4- the names and number of the sites like “pubmed “ where the journal is indexed
Etewa S E
Etewa S E
Yes , it is mandatory to choose an agreable journal for the article subject , good luck.
2 days ago
Ms. Ana Mafalda Cardeira
Ms. Ana Mafalda Cardeira
PhD
Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon
PhD
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
2 days ago
Start with if it is about your subject. Then, go search for similar similar studies and cite them on your article (it makes it easy to get accepted), and, of course, impact factor - visibility is key for good research ! Good luck !
Ismail Temitayo Gbadamosi
Ismail Temitayo Gbadamosi
College of Health Sciences
Mr
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
2 days ago
1. The availability of the journal to a large and relevant audience
2. The scope of the journal
3. The metrics of the journal
4. the indexing of the journal
5. the publisher of the journal
Etewa S E
Etewa S E
Excellent
2 days ago
Kathleen Denis
Kathleen Denis
PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering/ KULeuven
associate professor
Leuven, Belgium
2 days ago
1) Fit with the research area: in which journal do you find similar research? Which journals did you look into for your literature study?
2) impact factor
3) no open access journals that charge you for publications
4) duration of the review (not sending it anymore to journals that kept my paper for over one year)
Dr. Luis L Fonseca
Dr. Luis L Fonseca
PhD
The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory
Research Scientist
Atlanta, GA
2 days ago
Who you perceive to be the audience of your paper, is also important. After all, depending on the field and the quality of the study, the impact factor range will have been defined, and as long as you publish in a journal index by Pubmed and WoK, it will be available to everyone. However, better journals have followers, and those you target by choosing their journals of interest.
Dr. Zayd Sahebally
Dr. Zayd Sahebally
MBBS, MS
Zhejiang University
General Surgeon
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
2 days ago
1. Impact factor
2. Indexed on PubMed/web of knowledge/MEDLINE, Scopus and WoS
3. Availability of Hardcopy of the concerned journal
Dr. Massimiliano Peana
Dr. Massimiliano Peana
PhD
University of Sassari
Researcher
Sassari, Sardegna, Italy
2 days ago
1. Impact factor and Relevance within the field
2. free Publishing
3. Reputation of the Journal
4. Length of peer review
Mary Gouva
Mary Gouva
PhD
University of Ioannina
Professor of Psychology
Ioannina, Greece
2 days ago
1. Impact factor
2. Indexing on PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus and WoS
3. Free full text
Antonio Simone Laganà
Antonio Simone Laganà
MD
University of Insubria
Medical Doctor
Varese, Italy
2 days ago
1. Impact factor
2. Indexing on PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus and WoS
3. Relevance within the field
4. Reputation of the Journal and of the Publisher
Dr Khawar Jabran
Dr Khawar Jabran
PhD
Duzce University
Dr.
Duzce, Duzce, Turkey
2 days ago
1. Scope
2. Indexing
3. Publishing fee
4. Publication time
Dr Joobin Khadamy
Dr Joobin Khadamy
MD
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Birjand University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2 days ago
Being focused on your research topic, Impact factor, being indexed on pubmed is also important.
There are many predatory journals avoid them:
https://lnkd.in/d4ydE_W
Norbert Nwankwo
Norbert Nwankwo
Madonna University
Elele, Rivers, Nigeria
2 days ago
Accessibility hence Readership.
Impact factor.
Quality of preliminary publications.
Dr. Arati Sharma
Dr. Arati Sharma
MDS
BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Dharan , Nepal
2 days ago
Scope of the journal, Open-access, Indexed in popular databases, Peer-reviewed
Dr Jehan Suleiman
Dr Jehan Suleiman
MD FRACP PhD
University of Sydney
Australia
2 days ago
Indexing
Impact factor
Journal scope
Article types accepted in journal word length allowed figures tables etc
Dr. Samir S Shoughy
Dr. Samir S Shoughy
MD
The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 days ago
1. The scope of the journal
2. Impact factor
3. Length of peer review
4. Publication fees
Dr Khalil Salameh
Dr Khalil Salameh
MD , MRCP I , CONSULTANT NEONATOLOGY
Weill Cornell Medical College
consultant
Doha, Qatar
2 days ago
one have to look at the impact factor of the journal, which is usually assigned by Journal Citation Report (JCR) by Thompson n& Reuters.
The journal has at least one editor who understands your field.
content of the article should be consistent with aims and scope of journal.
International well known and quality journal
Dr. Oleksiy V Penkov
Dr. Oleksiy V Penkov
Ph.D.
Yonsei University
Seoul, Korea
2 days ago
Journal's scope and impact-factor.
Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Abdalbasit Adam Mariod
Ghibaish College of Science & Technology
PROFESSOR
Ghibaish, West Kordofan, Sudan
3 days ago
the key factor affect your choice to select a suitable journal
1. the scope of the journal, i think this the first step as if your MS not suit the scope it will be rejected immediately bu the chief-editor
2. the originality and novelty as publishers search for
3. checking the journal contents if your topic or similar is there that means it is possible to be accepted
Dr. Shirin Shahnaseri
Dr. Shirin Shahnaseri
DDS, MS
Oral & Maxillofacial Department, Implant Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Assistant Professor
Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
3 days ago
1)choosing a journal that matches our study,2)Impact Factor of the Journal, 3)the target audience of the journal 4)the size of readership of the journal
5)being open access journal
Dr. Forough Mortazavi
Dr. Forough Mortazavi
PhD
Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences
Associate professor
Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
4 days ago
1. Indexing of the journal: at least indexed in Scupes
2. speed of peer review
3. speed of publication
4. no submission fee
5. no publication fee
Dr. Farah Zahir
Dr. Farah Zahir
PhD
University of British Columbia
Canada
4 days ago
For me recently it has been turn around time... I would rather go lower if my work gets out quicker than waste months going after a higher IF journal that means my paper may stay hidden longer. As long as the journal is decent I think it's getting more important to get information out.
mokrani slimane
mokrani slimane
phD
Bejaia university
Bejaia, bejaia, Algeria
4 days ago
Y think that they are many factors mainly: period of acceptance, free or payer journal and impact factor
Dr. Patricia L Thomas
Dr. Patricia L Thomas
Grand Valley State University
Associate Dean for Practice & Associate Professor
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
4 days ago
Reputation of the journal, the alignment of my work and the journal focus, impact factor, and the turnaround time for decision making.
Mr. Ajay Kumar
Mr. Ajay Kumar
PhD
Himachal Pradesh University
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
4 days ago
Relevance of the research work to the journal, Journals impact factor and Journal Index
Mr. Dharmesh Lathiya
Mr. Dharmesh Lathiya
M.Sc.
Sardar vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology
Research Scholar
Surat, Gujarat, India
4 days ago
First, determine the importance of research work and place it in the appropriate journal (Subjected to aim and objectives, impact factor, acceptance rate, decision time etc.) so that it is not rejected. If the editor rejects the research work, the time would be wasted and the further research work would stop.
Dr Yam Bahadur Roka
Dr Yam Bahadur Roka
MBBS MS SURGERY MCh.Neurosurgery Skull base &Vascular Surgery IFAANS
NEURO CARDIO & MULTISPECIALITY HOSPITAL
CHIEF OF NEUROSURGERY
BIRATNAGAR, Nepal
4 days ago
1.open access or not.
2. Fee and charges
3. The geographical coverage
4.relevance with the Article Topic
5.impact factor
dr. Bita Moudi
dr. Bita Moudi
Zahedan University of Medical Sciences
Iran
4 days ago
In my opinion, Q index is the main factor.
Madhoosudan Patil
Madhoosudan Patil
University of Colorado, Denver
Postdoc
Aurora, CO, United States
4 days ago
1) Impact factor
2) Time line from initial submission to publication
Ashish Kumar U
Ashish Kumar U
Saint John's Medical College Hospital
Junior Resident
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 days ago
Relevance of the topic to the journal, Journals impact factor, Publication fee, Journal Index
Dr. Hao Peng
Dr. Hao Peng
PhD
Washington State University
Research Scientist
Pullman, Washington, United States
4 days ago
Journal reputation in your research field.
Check the references in your publications and manuscripts. The journals you cite most frequently may be your submission candidates.
Faruk Skenderi
Faruk Skenderi
MD, MSc
University of Sarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegowina
4 days ago
time to first decision
impact factor
dissemination
quality of peer review
article processing charge
open access or restricted access
Faruk Skenderi
Faruk Skenderi
MD, MSc
University of Sarajevo
try this journal: www.bjbms.org
4 days ago
Ms. Roanna Vine
Ms. Roanna Vine
RN
Mayo Clinic
Research Coordinator and Co-Investgator
Rochester, MN, United States
5 days ago
Target audience
Impact factor
Ideal choice
Realistic choice.
Dr Monica BUTNARIU
Dr Monica BUTNARIU
chemist
Banat's University Timisoara
doctor habilitate, professor
Timisoara, Romania
5 days ago
Quartile in Category
Mirjana Zlatkovic-Svenda
Mirjana Zlatkovic-Svenda
Institute of Rheumatology
Ass Prof, MD, PhD
Beograd, Srbija, Yugoslavia
5 days ago
Impact factor
Dr Monica BUTNARIU
Dr Monica BUTNARIU
chemist
Banat's University Timisoara
doctor habilitate, professor
Timisoara, Romania
5 days ago
Research from the manuscript, to fit, in the journal domain,
Publication time; and
Impact factor