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Publishing Your Research: Publishers & Publishing

Who Will Publish This?

Does the journal you want to publish in accept the kind of research you've done?

Author instructions for over 6,000 journals in one place provided by the Mulford Health Sciences Library.

Peer Review

Peer Review

  • Process of having experts in a particular field read a research manuscript and evaluate if it is suitable for publication
  • Journal editors receive manuscripts and send them out to appropriate researchers for review
  • Reviewers can agree or not agree to provide feedback
  • Blind review means the author does not know who is reviewing their work
  • Double blind review means the author and the reviewer identities are concealed from each other

Author's Rights

Learn about your rights as an author to share and distribute your work.

Choose an Important Journal

Impact Factor

  • Calculation of the number of recent articles that cite articles from that journal
  • One measure of relative importance of that journal in its field

Use Journal Citation Reports® to find impact factors for journals of interest.

Potential, Possible or Probable Predatory Publishers

Receiving unsolicited offers to publish your research? Check these options to make sure the publisher is reputable. Also go to the Open Access Publishing tab to learn more about this.

Use this checklist to help identify reputable open access publishers.


As of January 15, 2017, Beall's lists of potential predatory publishers and journals is no longer on the Internet. The links below are to the archived version of Beall's blog, courtesy of the Internet Archive.

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