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Journal Selection and Identification: Using PubsHub for Journal Selection

This guide offers tips on how to select and identify potential journals to publish your research in.

Using PubsHub

Once you have a list of journal titles from JANE, you can get information on each title, including impact factor, circulation statistics, publication turnaround time, rejection rates, open access status, peer-reviewed status, what types of articles the journal accepts, and more by searching them in PubsHub. This will help you to narrow down your potential publication targets.

Let's say our list includes the journal titles Current Diabetes Reports, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, Primary Care DiabetesDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice, and Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America. We can search individually for each of these journals and then compare them.

First, type the first title into the Search Journals search box. Click Go.

The search journals box on PubsHub, on the left side of the screen

Select the journal title from the list. You will see that the dropdown menu above the search results will change to "1 journal(s) are selected." Keeping that journal title selected, input the next journal title into the Search Journals search box on the left, and repeat the process. You can compare up to 5 journals at a time.

PubsHub first search - selecting the right title

Once you have selected up to 5 journals, click the Compare button.

PubsHub compare button above the journal titles

You will be taken to a screen with information about each journal, including guidelines as to what each journal will accept for publication and each journal's website. You can print out this list, or export it to a .csv file. Using this information, you can determine which publications might be most appropriate for your manuscript.

PubsHub results in several columns showing information such as publication time and impact factor