The quality of a journal publisher is an important consideration when choosing where to publish your next journal article. The best way to establish and progress your academic career is to publish with a reputable publisher.
You should question the status of a publisher if you notice:
- Grammatical errors on the publisher's website or in emails
- Factual errors on the publisher's website or in emails e.g. reference to an "impact index" rather than the Journal Impact Factor
- The publisher's website is hosted on an free public platform e.g. Google Sites
- Offers to publish your article are received from a free email account e.g. Hotmail
- The publisher has an extensive list of new journals, often with titles that are similar to well known, established journals
- Your colleagues have received similar emails of offers to publish their research.
Contact Jackie Wolstenholme, the Research Services Librarian if there is a journal or publisher that you would like to investigate further.