3. Journal Selection


Selecting the Right Journal

You should begin considering a target journal once you have decided on the focus of the manuscript and research questions you will cover.  This will allow you to get a head start on how to write and format the paper for submission.  Keep in mind that you should consider more than one journal in the event of rejection.

A major reason for manuscript rejection is a mismatch with the journal’s aim and scope, so how should you decide which journals to target? This module will provide you with tips and important factors to consider when trying to identify a suitable journal.

Optica Publishing Group offers a range of journal options covering various topics, publication models, and content types.