Tag Archives: peer review

“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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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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Introducing the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool

10th Nov 2014

The Cofactor Journal Selector Tool can help you find the best journal for your paper. When you are choosing a journal for your paper, what is your strategy? Do you ‘climb down the impact factor ladder’, trying journal after journal in decreasing order of selectiveness until one accepts the paper? Do you go straight to a specialist journal in your field? Do you go straight to an open access megajournal you know will accept the paper as long as the science is sound – never mind how... Read more

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