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INDM 5230: Industrial Management Seminar

An aggregation of information about writing for publication

Finding a journal

Part of the process of publishing is determining which journal is the most appropriate for your topic. If you have done your reading you know that the mis-match between topic and journal is the number one reason for rejections to occur.  Do your homework and have information about a journal before sending submissions.

Determining Acceptance Rates

The acceptance rate of a journal refers to the number of articles accepted vs. the number of articles rejected.  Journals with a high impact factor usually have a higher rejection rate.  The acceptance rate may be listed on the website for the journal.  The list below contains tools to help you find the acceptance rate.

Where NOT to publish

Predatory publishers are those publishers that exist solely to make a profit.  They often charge authors for publishing their work.  The charges may be called article processing charges (APCs). Many times these charges are much higher than the cost of running the journal.  Although this concept is not new, it has greatly increased with the explosion of open-access journals currently available.  Not all open-access (OA) journals, even those that charge APCs are predatory; authors must review the information and make their own individual decisions.