The tools below help identify journals that might be potential journals for submitting an article for publication. Most require that you enter a title and an abstract of your work in order to receive a list of suggestions. In addition, some will offer suggestions based on reference lists.
Use the following three strategies to ensure that your work will be found by other researchers, especially if you are submitting to a journal that is not familiar to you.
Strategy 1: Use Ulrichsweb to learn where a journal is indexed. If your article is published in journal that is indexed in databases commonly held by academic libraries, researchers will be more likely to find your article as they search.
Strategy 2: Search for the journal in the UW-Whitewater Journals A-Z listing
Strategy 3: Use the Google Scholar Advanced Search to search for the journal by name.
Search for information regarding known journal titles by entering the journal title in quotation marks: e.g. "Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy".
If you would like to locate additional potential journals, follow these steps:
1. Go to Ulrichsweb
2. Tap Advanced Search.
3. Use the dropdown menu and select Keyword, unless you are searching for a known title. NOTE: You do not have to enter Keywords. You may leave the search box empty and use filters instead.
4. Review available filters, and check desired characteristics.
5. In the search results: Click the journal title to view detailed information.
6. Continue to narrow your results using the facets on the left side of the results list.