Identifying Trusted Journals to Share Your Research

I have written before about predatory journals and the importance of asking the right questions before you submit your manuscript for publication.  In May 2016, I published a post about predatory journals and summarized Dr. Morley’s ten steps which researchers can use as a manuscript submission checklist.

Recently, I found a website entitled, “Think. Check. Submit.”, which was developed by several organizations focused on scholarly communications activities. They partnered together in response to issues involving deceptive publishing, and developed an awareness campaign and easy-to-use checklist that researchers can consult when investigating whether a journal can be trusted.

This brief video (1:58 min) from their site highlights their three-step process.

In addition to the video, this website has a more extensive list of questions than the one I previously shared, broken down into three actionable themes.

  • THINK – Are you submitting your research to a trusted journal?
  • CHECK – Have you used their checklist of questions to assess the journal?
  • SUBMIT – Did you answer ‘yes’ to most or all of the questions on their list?

As always, if you still need or want additional support in determining the credibility of a journal or where to publish, don’t hesitate to reach out and ASK US.

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services