Strategic publishing

Find out more about scholarly publishing, predatory publishers, author rights and open access.

Select publication sources

When selecting possible publication sources such as books and journals, consider and review:

  • The potential or target audiences for your publication - who will read and cite your work
  • Where the audience is located (national, international)
  • Your timeframe for completing your item for publishing
  • Journals that you read or cite for your research and their relevance to your proposed publication
  • How often a publication is issued (frequency of journal issues per year or volume, see journal websites)
  • Author guidelines on journal websites
  • Quality or impact factor of the publication (see Measuring impact)
  • Open access publishing options (see Open Access)
  • Online tools for selecting journals (see Journal selection tools)
  • Unethical and deceptive publishing practices (see Unethical publishing practices)

For more detail see the Royal Society Te Apārangi guidelines for Selecting a quality publisher.