Searching for reputable publishers

The overwhelming number of journals often creates uncertainty when it comes to choosing the right journal for one's publication. The following information provides guidance:


The B!SON open access journal recommender was funded by the BMBF and serves as a recommendation service for quality-assured open access journals.


(Directory of Open Access Journals) indexes quality-assured open access journals as well as individual articles that are freely available.


(Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association) is an association of publishers committed to scientific standards through a strict review process.


(Committee of Publication Ethics) provides standards for the publication process and especially for the peer review. Some journals specify ethical rules for authors.


The Think.Check.Submit checklist offers specific questions for journal selection.

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