Impact and Bibliometrics: Publication Venues

Information and resources for helping scholars assess and improve the impact of their research and scholarship.

Sites to discover publication venues for your research

The sites below can help you discover publishing venues for your research as well as to determine the Open Access policies of the publishers that you can consider in making your choices.


Journal Guide Beta:

"JournalGuide is a free tool that helps researchers to evaluate scholarly journals. In addition to searching by journal name, category or publisher, authors can use the title and abstract of a paper to discover journals that have already published articles on similar topics. By matching journals to a paper’s content, researchers can see which journals would be most likely to have interest in their story."-- JournalGuide Faq.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ):

The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.


ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, is a service offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO.  ROAD provides a free access to a subset of the ISSN Register (1,7 millions of bibliographic records, available on subscription