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Tools to help you find the best journal for your article

Getting your research paper published in an appropriate journal can be very challenging. When you choose an unsuitable journals, your paper can be rejected even before peer review. Choosing a relevant journal will mean your article is more likely to be accepted. These are tools that can help you find which journals are the most suitable for your research paper

  1. Elsevier: This tool works by matching your manuscript title, abstract and keywords with Elsevier’s journals after you select the subject area relevant to the paper. The tool will generate a list that matches the topic of your abstract. It also provides information about impact factor and editorial time.
  2. Springer: This tool works by matching your manuscript title, text and abstract with Springer’s journals. You can refine the search by providing the desired impact factors, time to first decision, acceptance rate and also indexing services of the journals. You can also limit the search to fully open access journals.
  3. Journal guide: This tool works by matching your manuscript title and abstract (or supporting keywords) with the appropriate journals. The tool will generate a list that provides information such as journal title, score, publisher, impact factor, speed and matching articles. You can filter the result for the options of open access, verified journals, impact factor and Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP).
  4. Find my Journal: You need to have an account to use this tool. Registration is free. This tool requires you to provide more detailed information than the other tools, such as the subject of your manuscript, which journals you have cited the most, the purpose of your manuscript, type of your manuscript, reader coverage, speed of publishing, the type of journals you want to publish in (SCI journal or not) and keywords. With this detailed information, the tool then will then choose the top five journals and provide a detailed comparison of each of the chosen journal. We have compile list of journals relevant with CIFOR research theme. The list also has information about the production cycle. You can find the list via this link.