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Authors / Researchers: Get published

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Explore the options on this page for finding the best journal candidates for your manuscript submission.

Find the right journals with Manuscript Matcher

Using the title, abstract, and cited references (optional) of your manuscript, Manuscript matcher evaluates over 5 billion data points and applies patent-pending text mining and cited reference relationship algorithms to produce its recommendations. The feature will recommend from 2-10 high quality journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. The Journal Impact Factor, Rank in Category, and Quartile in Category for each journal are provided.

You'll find Manuscript matcher when you sign into your EndNote online account under the Match tab.

Watch this video for more on this feature.

Find highly-cited journals in your field with Journal Citation Reports

Another option is to use Journal Citation Reports to identify highly-cited journals in your field.


1. In JCR select which edition--Science (SCIE) or Social Sciences (SSCI)--you wish to view.

2. Use the Select Categories option to view journals in a specific category.

Here are the scope notes for each subject category:

Science subject category scope notes

Social sciences subject category scope notes

3. (Optional) Use the JIF Quartile option to view journals by quartile.

Q1 = Journals in the top 25% (based on Journal Impact Factor)

Q2 = 25%-50%

Q3 = 50%-75%

Q4 = Journals in the bottom 25%

4. (Optional) There's also an option to look at Open Access journals only.

5. When you are done with all your selections, click the Submit button.

6. In the table you will see only journals in the subject category you selected. You can sort the list of journals by any of the indicators at the top of the table or add additional indicators by using the Customize Indicators option.

Note: When viewing journals within a subject category, there is a natural tendency to look more favorably upon journals with a higher Journal Impact Factor (or any of the other indicators provided in JCR), and depending on your objective, these comparisons can be valid, but it's good to keep in mind that all the journals in JCR made it into the product because they are important, high quality journals. Within a subject category, there may be less competition to get published in journals that have a lower Journal Impact Factor value.


Which journals have published the most papers on your topic?

Journal analysis

You can search the Web of Science for your topic and use the Analyze Results tool to identify the journals publishing the most papers on your topic. Use the Source Titles option for this analysis.

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