This Guide has been developed for your GR ST 529 class, taught by Sarah Huffman. Our Library session and this Guide are meant to help you learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing. I'm Susan Vega García, the librarian working with your class.
Contact me: You can contact me by sending me ISU email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions!
Maybe you have a journal in mind. What are some quick steps for getting started?
Here are some examples from a journal called Hispania:
First, a statement about who they are, their history, and what types of subjects they publish:
Next, a statement on manuscript fit and rigor:
Then a full list of links for helpful and 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.