Don’t fall prey to “predatory” journals

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What are predatory journals? Predatory journals are profiteering “individuals or companies”, who use the open-access publishing system to exploit authors, by charging them article processing fees without providing the high quality editorial services associated with legitimate journals [1]. How prevalent are they? Predatory journals are on the rise; their publication volumes increased “from 53,000 in […]

Impact Factor

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Understanding journal impact factors What they are An impact factor is a metric for ranking scientific journals [1]. Impact factors are calculated for every two-year period by dividing the number of times articles were cited by the number of articles that are citable [2]. The following is a list of the top five highest-impact journals […]

Submitting your article: find the right journal

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Finding the right journal to submit your article to can be a problem; there are so many journals to choose from! However, the publishers Elsevier and Springer have introduced a feature where you can paste your article title and abstract into a search field and it will find a suitable journal for you. Both of […]

Website of Journal Publisher


Many authors go straight to the Journal website when submitting a paper. But have you looked at the website of the Journal Publisher? Many Publishers have a wealth of information on their websites, and are constantly improving the service they provide to authors, including guidelines and tutorials on how to prepare your article. Here’s an […]

Why was my article rejected without being peer-reviewed?

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You have worked so hard on your research, and then even harder to write your article. You spent a long time selecting the right journal for your article. Finally, you submit your article, and anxiously await the result of the peer review. So it can be very disappointing if an article is rejected straight away, […]