Before you start writing for publication, there are certain factors you should consider:
Where to Publish? To consider:
Once you have selected a journal from a specific publisher, you can then visit their website with instructions to "Authors". These are a few publishers:
How to use
Select the buttons below to hide certain columns. Use the search function to search through any particular column. The Reload Data button will reload the data from the data set on the server. The CSV will download the data set to your device as CSV. Please note the set is large and it will appear as if the browser has malfunctioned, please allow 2 mins to download the complete set before a refresh is done. The preferred browsers to use is Firefox, Chrome and Edge. Other browsers not tested. Note: This data set is published once a year
In South Africa, only articles published in accredited journals are considered for subsidy. Journals included in the lists below are considered "accredited" by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and will be taken into account for government subsidy and NRF evaluation.
Journal Metrics by Elsevier
Elsevier now provides three alternative, transparent and accurate views of the true citation impact a journal makes:
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) is a prestige metric based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. With SJR, the subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. SJR is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from. It is a variant of the eigenvector centrality measure used in network theory.
The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus database. These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains.
This platform takes its name from the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator, developed by SCImago from the widely known algorithm Google PageRank. This indicator shows the visibility of the journals contained in the Scopus® database from 1996.
Consider publishing in Open Access Journals.
What else researchers need to know about OA:
Top Open Access Journals Directories and Authors websites:
Open Access Institutional Repositories/Theses & Dissertations