Publishing in the right journal

The decision on where to publish your research is a critical one. Having invested so much in your research, you need to publish in a journal that will present your research in the best way possible and reach the right target audience. The choice of journal may also affect career advancement, professional reputation, and funding opportunities. How then do you make this all important decision? Here are some tips;

  1. If

Impact of journal choice on your citation count

We looked at basic tips on optimizing the impact of your research here. Still on the subject of visibility of your research, the choice of journal you publish in needs careful attention. Here are factors to consider;

  1. The most basic question to consider is if the journal is available online. Publishing in a print only journal will greatly limit access and visibility of your research.
  2. Publish in an open

Promoting your research for increased visibility

We gave you some basic tips on making your research more visible here. Now we try and focus on how to promote your published research for increased visibility. Here are some helpful insights;

  1. Present your work at conferences.
  2. Publishers often give an author free author eprints. EprintsĀ are a link you can share with colleagues and friends, giving them free access to your article. Make use of them.
  3. Provide
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