Where to Publish

The following indexing sites assess journals for inclusion based on rigorous editorial process and
best practices in publishing.

  • Directory of Open Access Journals: The directory indexes open access journals. You can check if an open access journal is listed in the directory to confirm its legitimacy
  • ScimagoA publicly available database that indexes journals in Scopus. It provides country and journal ranks
  • Scopus preview: Scopus is a citation and abstract indexing service. Although the database is subscription based, the preview interface is freely available. Searching under sources gives a listing of journals indexed by Scopus. You can filter by subject discipline
  • Web of Science Journal Master List: The list comprises of journals with evident rigorous editorial process as well as compliance to best publishing practices. You can search the list by discipline. The interface also provides a match manuscript feature that aids in selecting a journal based on the abstract of your manuscript.
  • AJOL: The platform indexes African-published scholarly journals. The journals are assessed against a set of best practices in publishing and the rating status indicated against each journal. Clicking on the status provides more detailed information on the rating.
  • Kenyatta University Journals
    Nb: If a journal is not indexed in the lists, apply other criteria to judge it before dismissing it. A new journal especially with a regional focus though legitimate may not be listed in the indices.