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: 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 daysSubmit
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