This guide is designed to assist faculty members in-
Contact your departmental subject librarian if you need assistance finding journals.
In general, lower journal acceptance acceptance rates are considered more prestigious.
Listed below are the few resources that include the acceptance rates of a journal. Acceptance rates are sometimes provided on publisher websites as part of the instructions to authors material. If you cannot find the acceptance rate of a journal by using the tools provided or viewing the journal's website, try contacting the editor directly. Be aware that some journals make their acceptance rates easily available, others consider this proprietary information and do not .
Try searching for the topic of your article in a relevant database to see where related articles in your field have been published.
In addition, you may also consider using the following databases and tools. This list isn't exhaustive but does provide some good starting points.
Here are some directories of journals and some publisher specific tools for locating journals-
Predatory open access publishing is an exploitative open-access publishing business model that involves charging publication fees to authors without providing the editorial and publishing services associated with legitimate journals (open access or not).
Checklist designed to help researchers determine whether or not to publish in a journal. Created by the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives.
Beall's List- For many years, Jeffery Beall, a librarian at University of Colorado maintained a list of "predatory publishers" on his website. The list has always been a source of much debate among both scholars and the publisher community. That list was taken down in January, 2017.
ARCHIVED LIST (As of January, 2017) Beall's List: Potential, Possible, or Probable Predatory Scholarly Open-Access Publishers
This is Beall's final list, as hosted in the Internet Archive.