How to select a journal to submit and publish your biomedical paper?

Bioimpacts. 2012;2(1):61-8. doi: 10.5681/bi.2012.008. Epub 2012 Mar 23.


Introduction: journal selection for publication purposes is one of the concerns of biomedi-cal researchers. They apply various criteria for choosing appropriate journal. Here, we have tried to collect main criteria biomedical researchers use to select a journal to submit their works.

Methods: we collected these criteria through focus group conversations with researchers during our careers, feedbacks from participants of our scientific writing work-shops and non-systematic review of some related literature.

Results: we have presented a summative and informative guidance in the selection of journals for biomedical paper submission and publication.

Conclusion: Categorized criteria as a mnemonic tool for au-thors may help the authors in journal selection process.

Keywords: Biomedical Papers; Journal Selection Criteria; Submission and Publication.