Selecting a Publication Venue for your Research
SWE 600 Thesis Clinic – Software Engineering Department in King Saud Unive...
Credibility of Publications
One of the most important features to note when
assessing the credibility of publications is t...
Visibility
Sometimes in preparation for grant submission or
other professional activities, it is important to “make a
name...
1. Audience
Is your manuscript geared toward researchers,
educators, administrators, practitioners,
consumers of the techn...
1. Audience
Another factor to consider when targeting
an audience is whether your manuscript
speaks to a topic that would ...
2. Topic
Aspects of your topic may also influence your selection
of a journal for your manuscript. Determining the focus
o...
2. Topic
Another aspect when considering your topic is
timeliness. If your manuscript covers a “hot topic,” one
that is ei...
2. Topic
Another aspect when considering your topic is
timeliness.
How can you determine the turnaround time of
a journal?...
3. Purpose
Your purpose in writing for publication can influence your
choice of journal to target. If you are seeking a pr...
3. Purpose
Traditionally, we think of journals as those in print and
available by full text via the Internet. However, Int...
3. Purpose
Open Access Internet journals are also a venue for
publication.
..Paradox of publicly funded research frequentl...
3. Purpose
If the purpose of your writing is to disseminate
research results, other issues are important.
 When selecting...
4. Journal Guidelines
The journal guidelines also provide information that
may affect your decision to target that journal...
Visual Ranking of Priority
Listings of Venues
http://www.acm.org/conferences
Listings of Venues
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/index.html
Listings of Venues
http://hcibib.org/events.html
Listings of Venues
http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm
Listings of Venues
http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm
Listings of Venues
http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm
Listings of Venues
Master Journal List (ISI)
http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
Journal Publications
Master Journal List (ISI)
http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
Journal Publications
Computing Journal List (ISI)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/31428476/A-List-of-Computer-Science-Journals-I...
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Areej Al-Wabil, PhD
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  1. 1. Selecting a Publication Venue for your Research SWE 600 Thesis Clinic – Software Engineering Department in King Saud University 1 Areej Al-Wabil, PhD May 20, 2014
  2. 2. Credibility of Publications One of the most important features to note when assessing the credibility of publications is the review process. Journals that have a structured peer review process are considered more credible. Peer review means that your manuscript is sent to independent reviewers who are viewed as your peers. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847)
  3. 3. Visibility Sometimes in preparation for grant submission or other professional activities, it is important to “make a name” for yourself in a certain area. This is done by publishing articles on a certain topic in journals that will be read by other important people in your field. In this case, you would want to examine journals to see where other leaders in the field typically publish and also be aware of the impact factor and the circulation of the journal or proceedings. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847)
  4. 4. 1. Audience Is your manuscript geared toward researchers, educators, administrators, practitioners, consumers of the technology, or some other group? Once you have decided the audience, further consider the level of your audience. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  5. 5. 1. Audience Another factor to consider when targeting an audience is whether your manuscript speaks to a topic that would be of specific interest to computing professionals in a particular country, or whether it has international appeal. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  6. 6. 2. Topic Aspects of your topic may also influence your selection of a journal for your manuscript. Determining the focus of the manuscript is paramount in selecting a publication venue. Foci of manuscripts may include case studies, reviews and syntheses of the literature, clinical information, state of the art practices, research reports, educational strategies, and knowledge dissemination. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  7. 7. 2. Topic Another aspect when considering your topic is timeliness. If your manuscript covers a “hot topic,” one that is either very important to the science and must be published quickly or one that someone else may publish first if you are not timely, then you should choose a journal with a rapid turnaround time. How can you determine the turnaround time of a journal? Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  8. 8. 2. Topic Another aspect when considering your topic is timeliness. How can you determine the turnaround time of a journal?  Themed Issues  New Journals  Impact Factors Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  9. 9. 3. Purpose Your purpose in writing for publication can influence your choice of journal to target. If you are seeking a promotion or a degree in an academic setting, your institution may have guidelines about the type of journal to which most of your publications should be targeted. It is important to find out if this is the case so you can make an informed choice. Some areas that might be important are the impact factor, type of journal, number of subscribers, and the databases that list the journal. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  10. 10. 3. Purpose Traditionally, we think of journals as those in print and available by full text via the Internet. However, Internet journals are also a venue for publication. Internet journals may be similar to print journals except they are only available on the internet or they may be open-access journals—a recent type of publication. An important issue with all Internet journals is whether the articles are permanently archived. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  11. 11. 3. Purpose Open Access Internet journals are also a venue for publication. ..Paradox of publicly funded research frequently being published in journals with high subscription costs, therefore limiting access of the research results to only those who have libraries that can afford subscriptions. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  12. 12. 3. Purpose If the purpose of your writing is to disseminate research results, other issues are important.  When selecting a journal to submit research results, consider the research method(s) used.  Although many journals publish both quantitative and qualitative research studies, many journals may be focused on one method. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  13. 13. 4. Journal Guidelines The journal guidelines also provide information that may affect your decision to target that journal.  Most journals post author guidelines on the journal Web site.  Some journals permit and encourage numerous tables and figures, whereas other journals may limit these.  Some journals limit the number of authors they will name. Source: Lynne P. Lewallen, Patricia B. Crane, Choosing a Publication Venue (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722309001847
  14. 14. Visual Ranking of Priority
  15. 15. Listings of Venues http://www.acm.org/conferences
  16. 16. Listings of Venues http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/index.html
  17. 17. Listings of Venues http://hcibib.org/events.html
  18. 18. Listings of Venues http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm
  19. 19. Listings of Venues http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm
  20. 20. Listings of Venues http://www.iacsit.org/conference.htm
  21. 21. Listings of Venues Master Journal List (ISI) http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
  22. 22. Journal Publications Master Journal List (ISI) http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/mjl/
  23. 23. Journal Publications Computing Journal List (ISI) http://www.scribd.com/doc/31428476/A-List-of-Computer-Science-Journals-ISI-Indexed
  24. 24. Selecting a Publication Venue for your Research 24 Thank you! Areej Al-Wabil, PhD May 20, 2014

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