In this update of a 2013 post, I look at what affects how quickly journals can peer review articles and at ways to speed up peer review. You can search the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool for faster journals.
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In this slightly updated 2012 post, I look at what happens after a paper is accepted, list some factors that affect publication speed and show you how to estimate how fast a journal will publish an accepted paper. You can search the Cofactor Journal Selector Tool for faster journals.
This post from 2012 is in the process of being updated. In it I summarise six measures of journal impact (including the well known impact factor) and compare metrics for some high-impact journals in biology and medicine.
This post from 2012 is in the process of being updated. In it I look at fees that are charged to the authors of all submissions, including those that are rejected. I list some journals that charged submission fees at that time and consider how reasonable this kind of fee is.
This post from 2012 is in the process of being updated. In it I explain the fees that journals sometimes charge apart from open access fees: page charges, colour charges and supplementary information charges.
Cofactor provides publishing training for researchers, supporting them to write and publish research papers effectively.
Cofactor’s founder, Anna Sharman, has been a biologist, journal editor and publishing consultant.
She saw that what publishers wanted was different from what researchers submitted, and wanted to help researchers navigate the publication process.