Find the Right Journal

Choosing the right Journal is very important to ensure the best of chance of article’s acceptance and also the impact of the article. This guide is intended to be helpful to someone trying to identify quality journals in their discipline as well as find information/warnings about journals to avoid.

Elsevier® Journal Finder helps you find journals that could be best suited for publishing your scientific article

Find the Journal

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. Journals can be compared or analysed separately. Country rankings may also be compared or analysed separately. Journals can be grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country. Citation data is drawn from over 34,100 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers and country performance metrics from 239 countries worldwide.

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Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.

To get started, you can browse the top 100 publications in several languages, ordered by their five-year h-index and h-median metrics. To see which articles in a publication were cited the most and who cited them, click on its h-index number to view the articles as well as the citations underlying the metrics.

You can also explore publications in research areas of your interest. To browse publications in a broad area of research, select one of the areas in the left column. For example: Engineering & Computer Science or Health & Medical Sciences.

To explore specific research areas, select one of the broad areas, click on the “Subcategories” link and then select one of the options. For example: Databases & Information Systems or Development Economics.

Google Scholar Metric

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is a sophisticated metric that intrinsically accounts for field-specific differences in citation practices. It does so by comparing each journal’s citations per publication with the citation potential of its field, defined as the set of publications citing that journal. SNIP therefore measures contextual citation impact and enables direct comparison of journals in different subject fields, since the value of a single citation is greater for journals in fields where citations are less likely, and vice versa. SNIP is calculated annually from Scopus data and is freely available alongside CiteScore and SJR at :

Predatory publisher is publisher that exploits the author who need to publish their research. These publishers collect extravagant fees from authors without providing the peer review services that legitimate journals provide prior to publishing papers.

Common characteristics of predatory publishers :

  • Their main goal is to make the money from high publishing fee
  • They do not care about the quality ( no peer review)
  • They do not follow accepted standard of scholar publishing
  • They make false claims ( i.e index in Scopus, ISI, impact factor)

You also can refer to :

References :
Library Guides: Understanding Predatory Publishers: What is a Predatory Publisher? (n.d.). Retrieved from

Predatory Publishing: The Cancer Continues to Spread. (2018, May 21). Retrieved from


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