Ulrichsweb indicates whether journals are peer reviewed and what databases they are included (indexed) in. Publishing with journals that are indexed in your subject’s major databases makes articles more findable.
Some journals may charge a publication fee. UNSW does not have a central fund, however the Library has some memberships that can provide discounts to eligible affiliated authors. Contact your Outreach Librarian for more information.
Before you submit:
Check the publisher’s website and author guidelines.
Check the editorial board - are members listed on the journal’s website?
Carefully read any contracts and agreements - and whether you can retain your copyright or negotiate an addendum.
Ask whether the peer review process and any fees or charges are clearly outlined.
Quality journals adhere to ethical standards. Look for links to COPE’s guidelines on publisher websites.
Be wary of journals that send out excessive email invitations to submit articles and to be on editorial boards.