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Where do I publish?

The Publishing for impact guide provides useful advice and hints on choosing a reputable publisher for your research, measuring the impact of your research and information on Open Access publishing.

Useful advice on getting published

Open access publishing

Open Access (OA) publishing means that ... publications (articles, chapters / books ....) can be freely accessed by anyone in the world using an internet connection. Providing Open Access to your work is a way of making publicly funded research available to all.

For more information go to:

SCU Library Open Access
SCU Library Open Access mandates

Find a peer reviewed journal

A peer reviewed journal contains articles that have been reviewed by a panel of experts prior to publication.

Check Ulrichsweb Global Serials Directory to see if a journal has been peer reviewed/refereed. Look for the Referee's shirt symbol.

HINT: When you search various Databases you may have an option to restrict your search to scholarly / peer-reviewed / academic articles.

When using the Australian Informit Databases, click on "Browse title" underneath an article citation, for information on a journal status.

Useful books

Journal impact factors

  • a statistical measure of a journal's influence on the global research community
  • this measure is based on the average frequency of citation of published articles in a particular journal
  • publishing in journals with a high impact factor may increase chances of funding by research bodies like the ARC
  • factors for individual journal titles should be interpreted relative to other titles within the discipline, rather than in isolation

Finding impact factors