May 22, 2009 Views: 1040
Which journal will I submit my paper to?
Deciding on the most appropriate journal for your research paper can be a dilemma for all research scientists. Journals vary on which type of paper they accept. These can be primary research papers, short communications, review articles, mini-reviews, letters, etc. In addition papers vary on rapidity of publication, impact factor, acceptance of colour figures, and the presence or absence of page charges.
Many journals now offer some form of "open access". Indeed some funding bodies now insist that papers are made available in a depository such as PubMed Central. Journals also vary in their "aims and scope" and it is important that you submit to an appropriate journal in order to have the best chance of acceptance.
The website Microbiology Journal provides descriptions and summarys of a wide range of journals in all areas of microbiology to help the microbiologist make decisions on the best microbiology journal for the submission of manuscripts and for research.
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