How do you decide if a journal is high quality?

We’d like to find out more about what you consider important in a high-quality publication. What factors help you decide if a journal is a good place to publish your article, or is a reliable source of the latest research.

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* 1. Journal websites typically include a range of metrics. Which of the below are most important to you in assessing the quality of a journal? Select up to three metrics.

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* 2. Beyond the metrics noted in Q1, which other factors affect your perception of a journal’s quality? Select up to three factors.

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* 3. Are there any other factors or metrics that are important to you in assessing the quality of a journal?

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* 4. Which of the following, are you usually aware of before visiting a journal website? Either the exact information or an approximation.

  Yes. I am usually aware of this No, I don't usually know this It depends on the journal
Whether or not the journal is indexed in A&I services relevant to your field
Time from submission to acceptance
Whether the journal is affiliated with a learned society
The journal acceptance rate
Name of the editor
Whether the journal has an impact factor or not
Time from acceptance to publication
How widely read the journal is in fields outside of academia

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