"New Web Services Are Helping Authors Make Data-Driven Decisions When Choosing Which Journal to Submit to"

Amy Forrester et al. have published "New Web Services Are Helping Authors Make Data-Driven Decisions When Choosing Which Journal to Submit to" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

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A new generation of web tools and services can help authors to find data on journals and publishers and so make informed selection decisions; assessing information on impact and prestige, service quality, and publication cost and policy. . . . We identified eight mainly open-access services that function similarly to a typical search engine. These allow users to find the best-matching journal against their input of key pieces of article information (e.g. title, keywords). . . . Additionally, we considered three services (JournalReviewer, SciRev, and Quality Open Access Market) that apply crowdsourcing data to provide information that can otherwise be difficult to obtain (i.e. factors listed under service quality, such as peer-review time).

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