B – Choosing the target journal

Gasparyan AY. Choosing the target journal: do authors need a comprehensive approach? Journal of Korean Medical Science 2013;28(8):1117–1119.

(doi: 10.3346/jkms.2013.28.8.1117)
A variety of factors that influence the authors’ choices of the right journal for submission of a manuscript have emerged in the past few years. A prime concern for authors is whether the publication options offer good chances for citations, which are crucially important for academic competitiveness. It has become a common practice to initially target high-impact journals and, in case of rejections, embark on lower rank journals. What may suffer as a consequence of the global competition is quality, thereby demanding a more comprehensive approach to the avenue of publication and its promotion.