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HARC: Helpful Academic Researchers Companion

HARC has been designed to answer the questions researchers ask at every step of the research life cycle

Deciding where to Publish?

There are many factors to consider when deciding where to publish including:.

  • Evaluating the credentials of a journal
  • Finding the most appropriate journal to publish in
  • Using journal metrics to find appropriate Highly Ranked Journals to publish in 
  • Considering Open Access options
    • Publishing in an Open Access journal allows your paper to be read by anyone in the world, thereby increasing its impact.
    • The two options of Open Access are to either pay up-front for open access or use the free "green open access" version (where the publisher allows authors to make the Author Accepted Manuscript version of the published paper available for all to read in ECU's institutional repository Research Online)
  • Considering your Target audience
    • Selection of a publication may be related to the audience the author an author would like to target. For example if you wish to reach a wide spectrum of the public it may be appropriate to publish in an online newspaper or magazine such as the Conversation.

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