“Where to publish”: new article out in a medical journal

10th Jul 2015

I have a new journal article out! It is entitled Where to publish and it is available open access in the July issue of Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The article summarises the recommendations I give in Cofactor workshops and consultancy on the factors authors should consider when choosing a journal. These factors include impact (or prestige), speed, access, reputation, scope and peer review type. I also consider various alternative strategies for choosing which journal... Read more

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Cofactor helps journals too

3rd Mar 2015

We are delighted to announce that Cofactor is now providing most of the copyediting for the journal GigaScience. If you run a journal or are part of an institute producing a lot of papers, could you benefit from our well trained freelance editors and efficient procedures too? What is GigaScience? GigaScience is an open access journal that publishes 'big data' studies in the life and biomedical sciences. Papers in the journal are all linked to a database that hosts all associated data (linked with... Read more

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News release: the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool

10th Nov 2014

The recently launched editing and consultancy company Cofactor has released a free, online tool to help scientists choose the most appropriate journal for their paper. The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool is available at The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool asks 20 questions on topics such as subject area, peer review type, open access status, publication charges and speed of review. It then narrows down the list of suitable journals according to the... Read more

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