Choosing a journal


Choosing the right journal for your research will save you time, assist you in preparing your manuscript according to the journal’s requirements, and maximise the chance of your work being accepted.

Doing the following three things will inform your search:

1. Ask colleagues who know your work and have published before for advice

2. Consider the publications you already read which are relevant to your research

3. Use the checklist below to ask yourself questions which will narrow down your search:

       ‎☐ Does the scope of the journal fit your work?

‎       ☐ Do you want to publish your work open access?

       ☐ Does the journal accept your manuscript type (e.g. full article, letter, case report, review)?

       ‎☐ Do you want to publish in a broad-reach journal or a niche-interest journal?

       ‎☐ Do you want to publish in an international or region-specific journal?

       ‎☐ Do you want to publish in a high-impact journal or a journal with a more specific audience?

       ‎☐ Do you want to publish in your learned society’s journal?

       ‎☐ Do you need to publish your work quickly?

 

To answer these questions, the journal's instructions for authors provide a comprehensive overview, but here’s a quick reference guide:

Scope: Physiology, Metabolism & Translation; basic science

Editor: Dr Sof Andrikopoulos

Societies: Society for Endocrinology; official journal of European Society of Endocrinology & Endocrine Society Australia

Impact Factor: 4.706

First response: 17 days

Instructions for Authors

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Scope: Molecules, Cells and Mechanisms; basic science

Editor: Dr Sof Andrikopoulos

Societies: Society for Endocrinology; official journal of European Society of Endocrinology & Endocrine Society Australia

Impact Factor: 3.577

First response: 20 days

Instructions for Authors

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Scope: basic, translational and clinical research on hormones and cancer

Editor: Dr Charis Eng

Societies: Society for Endocrinology; official journal of European Society of Endocrinology, UKINETS & Japanese Hormones & Cancer Society

Impact Factor: 5.267

First response: 13 days

Instructions for Authors

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Scope: clinical and translational paediatric and adult endocrinology

Editor: Dr Johannes A Romijn

Societies: European Society of Endocrinology

Impact Factor: 4.101

First response: 16 days

Instructions for Authors

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Scope: cellular and molecular biology of reproduction; basic science

Editor: Professor Kevin D Sinclair

Societies: Society for Reproduction and Fertility

Impact Factor: 3.100

First response: 21 days

Instructions for Authors

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Scope: basic, translational and clinical endocrinology and intersecting disciplines

Editor: Dr Josef Koehrle

Societies: Society for Endocrinology and European Society of Endocrinology

Impact factor: 2.541

Time to accept: < 2 months

Instructions for Authors

Submit

Scope: case reports on common and rare conditions in all areas of clinical endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Editor: Dr Maralyn Druce

Societies: Endorsing Societies

First response: 39 days

Instructions for Authors

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Scope: clinical and basic research, reviews, videos, education materials and selected case reports across all echocardiography modalities and disciplines, as well as multi-modality studies using other cardiac imaging techniques

Editor: Professor Petros Nihoyannopoulos

Societies: British Society for Echocardiography; collaborating societies

First response: 32 days

Instructions for Authors

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