Part II: Identifying Appropriate Scholarly Journals
Ask and You Shall Receive
Talk to Your Colleagues
Word of mouth is a tried-and-true way to find appropriate journals for your topic.
Talk to your professional colleagues and mentors about which journals they would recommend for your topic:
- What were their experiences with specific journals and editors?
- Can they provide you with advice or words of warning about how to proceed with a particular journal?
- Can they tell you which scholarly journals hold the most value in your field with respect to promotion and tenure decisions?
Your colleagues may also help you assess whether you should consider publishing in an open access journal versus one that is published in a paper format (but may also have articles available online).