Selecting the Right Journal Outlet for Your Paper


Tay, L., & Diener, E. (2018). Selecting the Right Journal Outlet for Your Paper. To appear in R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Guide to publishing in psychology journals (2nd Edition), Cambridge University Press.


Choosing the right journal to submit your paper to for publication is often challenging, and involves a variety of factors. In this chapter, we discuss factors you need to consider in selecting the best publication outlet for your submission including the fit of the article to the journal, the reputation of the journal, the journal readership, and turnaround times and rejection rates. There is no one journal choice that is best for all psychology papers, but rather the best choice will often depend on the paper, your current situation, and other issues that are specific to each submission.

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