Going for Technology
As easy and flexible as low-tech solutions can be, they do have drawbacks. Copying and sharing information can be challenging, and finding a specific piece of information can be difficult once your collection grows to any size.
You might combine low-tech options with computer tools and software, or manage all of your data on your computer. Just be sure to back up your files regularly!
High Tech Solutions
Much of the data you capture can be organized in tables. A spreadsheet program can be a relatively easy way to organize the information digitally so you can search, copy, share and store it securely. View a sample tracking spreadsheet.
If you have time and skill for database design, you can create a system for managing all your publishing data. Database programs allow you to create separate tables to capture your research on journals, track submissions, and manage the process of production.