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Choosing a journal – how to evaluate a journal

The aim of this workshop is to help you make well-informed choices of which journals to publish in and how to avoid sending your manuscript to a predatory journal.

Time: Wed 2023-02-08 09.00 - 12.00

Location: Maxwell, KTH Library, Osquars backe 31 – Registration required

Language: English

Participating: Anders Wändahl, KTH Library

Photo of two students discussing.


We will go through the hard facts about a journal to support you in making a well-informed choice.

Checking these facts will at the same time also eliminate the risk of sending your manuscript to one of the rotten apples in the publishing industry (predatory publishers).

This workshop will take you through a number of resources and tools and we will discuss and learn how to evaluate a journal in terms of:   

  • topic, document type and study design  

  • coverage in major bibliographic databases  

  • impact factors or other metrics on the journal level  

  • Open Access options and possibilities for central KTH funding of the Article Publishing Charge  

  • journal and research funders’ demands in relation to Open Access and research data  

  • Peer-review, Turn-around-time, Acceptance Rate of the journal  

  • other demands or recommendations from your supervisor or KTH  

The target audience for the workshop is researchers and doctoral students and the language is English.