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[Cancelled] 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: Fri 2023-10-20 10.15 - 12.00

Location: Zoom - no registration

Language: English

Participating: Anders Wändahl, KTH Library

The workshop will be held later this autumn. More information will come soon. If you need individual advice contact the library at

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

Teacher talking to a student.

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. Doctoral students and researchers at other universities are welcome to participate. Please note you might not have access to all resources that we use during the workshop.

No registration needed, just enter Zoom at the appointed time.