Part II: Identifying Appropriate Scholarly Journals
Re-Searching the References
Review Reference Lists and Bibliographies
Another way to identify an appropriate journal is to look at the reference lists or bibliographies you have compiled for your own work. Among the authors you cite, is there a journal (or two) that keeps popping up? These journals will often have a focus related to your own work and may be an appropriate place to publish your contribution1:
Ashwin C, Wheelwright S, Baron-Cohen S. Attention bias to faces in Asperger Syndrome: a pictorial emotion Stroop study. Psychological Medicine. 2006 Mar 2;:1-9 [Epub ahead of print]
Ashwin C, Wheelwright S, Baron-Cohen S. Finding a face in the crowd: Testing the anger superiority effect in Asperger Syndrome. Brain and Cognition. 2006 Jan 30; [Epub ahead of print]
Baron-Cohen S, Wheelwright S, Robinson J, Woodbury-Smith M. The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA): a diagnostic method. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2005;35(6):807-19.
Baron-Cohen TJ. A test of central coherence theory: Can adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome integrate fragments of an object? Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 2001;6(3):193-216.
Blakemore SJ, Tavassoli T, Calo S, et al. Tactile sensitivity in Asperger syndrome. Brain and Cognition. 2006 Feb 22; [Epub ahead of print]
Golan O, Baron-Cohen S. Systemizing empathy: Teaching adults with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism to recognize complex emotions using interactive multimedia. Development and Psychopathology. 2006;18(2):591-617.
Golan O, Baron-Cohen S, Hill J. The Cambridge Mindreading (CAM) Face-Voice Battery: Testing Complex Emotion Recognition in Adults with and without Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2006 Feb 14;:1-15 [Epub ahead of print]
Howlin P, Alcock J, Burkin C. An 8 year follow-up of a specialist supported employment service for high-ability adults with autism or Asperger syndrome. Autism. 2005;9(5):533-49.
Rajendran G, Mitchell P, Rickards H. How do individuals with Asperger syndrome respond to nonliteral language and inappropriate requests in computer-mediated communication? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2005;35(4):429-43.
White S, Hill E, Winston J, Frith U. An islet of social ability in Asperger Syndrome: Judging social attributes from faces. Brain and Cognition. 2006 Feb 1; [Epub ahead of print]
Woodbury-Smith MR, Robinson J, Wheelwright S, Baron-Cohen S. Screening adults for Asperger Syndrome using the AQ: a preliminary study of its diagnostic validity in clinical practice. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2005;35(3):331-5.
As you can see from this list of references, there are two journals that appear more frequently than others. They might be good journals to target for an article on a similar topic.
You can also check the reference lists or bibliographies of other key articles by authors writing on your topic, to find common journal titles.