There are a lot of journals out there to choose from and, unfortunately, not all of them are reputable. So how do you know which journals are good to submit to or have sent you a legitimate request for peer review? We’ve provided here a short guide to help you distinguish reputable journals from non-reputable journals. These items are some of the important factors to look for that can help you identify whether a journal’s practices are likely to be trustworthy.
Signs of a non-reputable or predatory publisher:
Most empirical studies fall into two groups: experimental studies and observational studies.
In an experiment, a researcher manipulates a variable (e.g., imposes some treatment) to study its effect. An experiment usually involves:
Where to send your manuscript?
Selection of an appropriate journal and publication type is critical: get it right and you instantly increase your chances of successful publication and regular citation. Conversely, sending a manuscript to an inappropriate journal is a frequent cause of rejection.