ISSN: 2228-5660    eISSN: 2228-5652  
Bioimpacts. 2012;2(1):61-68.
doi: 10.5681/bi.2012.008
PMID: 23678443
PMCID: PMC3648921
Scopus id: 84876787047

Research Education

How to Select a Journal to Submit and Publish Your Biomedical Paper?

Farhad Shokraneh 1, Roghayeh Ilghami 2, Rasoul Masoomi 3, Alireza Amanollahi 4 *

1 Scientometrics Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
2 Department of English Language, Faculty of Humanities, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran
3 Medical Education Department, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Journal of Health Administration (JHA), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: selection of journal for publication purpose is one of concerns of biomedical researchers. They apply various criteria to choose appropriate journal. Here, we have tried to collect main criteria biomedical researchers use to select a journal to submit their work. Methods: we collected these criteria through focus group conversations with researchers during our careers, feedbacks from participants of our scientific writing workshops and non-systematic reviewing of some related literature. Results: we have presented a summative and informative guidance in selection of biomedical journals for biomedical paper submission and publication. Conclusion: Categorized criteria as a mnemonic tool for authors may help the authors in journal selection process.
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Submitted: 17 Dec 2011
Revised: 24 Feb 2012
Accepted: 10 Mar 2012
First published online: 23 Mar 2012
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