Abertay recognises the importance of using metrics responsibly in higher education and research. Peer review and expert judgement will always be used in the assessment of research quality at Abertay but the responsible use of metrics can complement decision making.

Some of the key bibliometrics which may help researchers choose where they would like to publish are listed below. However, in addition to these bibliometrics, factors such as funder requirements; whether you want to publish your article open access (OA); whether the journal will be compliant with either REF2021 OA requirements or Abertay's OA publications policy; whether you have funds to pay for an article processing charge; and the average time from submission to publication are also important factors to consider. Further details regarding these additional factors are provided below the bibliometric information. These factors should be considered along with bibliometrics when choosing where to publish.

Promoting and sharing your research

Once your article is published, don't forget to promote it! Tips and guidance on on how best to promote and share your research can be found on the Open Access research support pages.

Journal Impact Factor
The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
Other important considerations when choosing where to publish
Predatory Open Access Journals
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