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Primers for PreDocs - Thema "Publizieren" - "Publishing in Academic Journals"

Lecture within the series "Primers for PreDocs - Strategien für eine erfolgreiche Promotion"

Where to submit the manuscript? Criteria for journal selection
For authors of research articles, journal selection has important career-related implications. An inappropriate journal selection may result in loosing time because of rejections, giving away one’s work below market price, failing to reach targeted readers. Therefore, journal selection should be based on informed and thoughtful decisions.
This talk presents criteria to consider when selecting journals for the publication of original research results. Criteria discussed are for example thematic and methodological fit, decision time, rejection rate, reputation among peers, impact factor, open access to readers, copyright policy of journal. The speaker recommends to make use of online databases (e.g. journalguide.com) and to develop journal selection matrices.


Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Room "Stucco"


Wednesday, 10.07.2019, 11:00 - 12:00 Uhr


Dr. Philipp Mayer

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Max. 50 Personen


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