This Guide has been developed for GR ST 529, taught by Sarah Huffman. Our Library session and this Guide are meant to help you learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing.
Maybe you have a journal in mind. What are some quick steps for getting started?
Here are some examples from a journal called Future Cities and Environment:
First, a statement about who they are, their history, and what types of subjects they publish:
Next, an overview of the peer review process and editorial board:
Then, a full list of links containing detailed guidelines:
Scholarly journals want to help potential authors from the beginning to lessen the possibility of receiving and rejecting articles that are totally out of scope for the publication or that need extensive retooling. The more you fit your manuscript to the journal's specifications before submission, the better your chances for sailing through the review and acceptance process.