How will you sift out the legitimate or dubious journals from all possible titles?
The Think. Check. Submit. website provides checklists to help researchers identify trusted journals to publish their research. The website is a collaborative work produced by organisations and publishers involved in scholarly publishing,
If you wish to make your dataset open or available for re-use, check out Research Online as we can provide your dataset with a DOI (refer to your dataset in your paper's reference list) and arrange for it to appear on Research Data Australia.
You will generally be asked to sign a publishing agreement once your article is accepted for publication. Things to look out for in the agreement:
PATENT ALERT: Once your work is published, it is in the public domain. For commercially relevant work this may mean that it is no longer patentable. You should check if any valuable intellectual property in your work could be compromised by being published. For further assistance:
FUNDER ALERT: If your publication is an outcome of a project funded by the ARC or NHMRC, it may be need to comply with the funder's Open Access Policies. For each policy, a publication must be made openly accessible within 12 months of it's publication date. If a publication cannot be made openly accessible, a reason must be provided to the funding agency.
Do you know which databases index that journal? Does the journal homepage indicate which database indexes it's contents? If not, check the Ulrichs database for this information
The presence of a journal title in the subject's key databases and citation databases provides some indication as to the quality of the journal.
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