To start the process of deciding where to submit your manuscript for publication, make a list of potential journals, based on:
Ideally you want to identify journals before writing your manuscript, so that you can tailor your manuscript according to the journal's guidelines.
Once you have your list of potential journals to publish in, read up on the journals via journal web sites and other resources highlighted below. Some of the factors listed here will outweigh others; and you may have additional requirements. Eliminate journals from your list that do not satisfy your requirements. A common consideration for all of the factors below is how transparent the publisher is (see Evaluating Publishers).
Factors to consider for each journal include:
Contact the Library for any questions or to request a consultation or presentation.
After you've narrowed down your list of journals based on the research above, you're ready for the next steps: