Goldilocks and journal publication: Finding a fit that’s “just right”

Judi Harris, Teresa S. Foulger, Henk Huijser, Michael Phillips


Getting your work published in journals in ways that will help to advance your scholarly record is a complex and multifaceted process. This article is written for early career researchers and graduate and postgraduate students, providing practical advice about what to consider when developing a research and publication profile and establishing yourself within a research community. It explains a range of criteria that are useful to consider when choosing the best journal “fit” for each publication and for your academic trajectory. We hope that considering the elements identified and explained in this article will help you to find a fit that is “just right” for each of your future publications.


Research dissemination, Journal selection, Journal impact factor, Researcher index

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