Finding Journals:
  • Cabells (must have institutional subscription)
  • Ulrich's (must have institutional subscription)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Library Literature & Information Science Index (must have institutional subscription)
  • Library, Information Science And Technology Abstracts (must have institutional subscription)


Examples of Alternative Publication Outlets:

Some factors used to establish journal reputation include:
  • Acceptance and rejection rates
  • How long the journal has been publishing
  • Where (in which databases) a journal is indexed
  • How widely the journal is circulated - number of subscribers, libraries that own it
  • How the journal is reviewed - blind peer-review, editorial panel, single editor
  • Intended journal audience - academia, trade, or both
  • JCR Impact Factor (ISI Impact Factor from Journal Citation Reports)


Copyright Information for Authors:
  • CIC Author Addendum (PDF)This contractual addendum is available for authors who wish to retain more of their copyright than some standard journal contracts allow.
  • SHERPA/RoMEO RoMEO is a searchable database of publishers' policies regarding the self-archiving of journal articles on the web and in open access repositories.