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Journal Publication Outlets

Guidance on selecting the best journal to publish your research.

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A Guide for Journal Manuscript Authors at All Stages

In an evolving landscape of journal impact factors, open access requirements, author fees, and problematic publishers, determining which journal to submit your manuscript to can be complicated. Once a manuscript is accepted, authors may not know their rights as the copyright holder, and this can affect future work.

Use this guide to:

  • Locate information and important considerations regarding where to publish
  • Gain an understanding of author rights and ethical issues around publication

For assistance with any of the topics included in this guide, contact a UNC librarian.

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