How to do journal selection for your manuscript?

Many factors have to be considered while doing right journal selection for your manuscript. Most novice researchers do not know the factors to be considered before submitting the manuscript to a journal. If the journal is not related to the topic of your research, the article would be rejected even without being subjected to peer review process. Now, let us understand which factors need to be considered for journal selection.

  • Topic of research: Each journal has aims and scopes, which should be explored and matched with the topic of research. Suppose a researcher has written an article on novel therapies for lung cancer, then the researcher should submit the paper to a journal whose name and scope is aligned with lung cancer therapy.
  • Types of articles: Many journals publish a certain type of article. Full length paper will not be published in a journal that publishes only case study. Moreover, a systematic review would not be appropriate for publication in a journal of manuscripts.
  • Journal’s impact factor: Before submitting a paper to a journal, always consider the impact factor of the journal. Greater the impact factor of the journal, higher is the visibility of the article. Papers published in high impact journals usually receive greater citations and credibility.
  • Journal’s target audience: The content of the article should be compliant with the target audience of the journal. If an article is about latest medications and therapies, then the article would be read by a clinical journal and not by a chemical journal. There are many interdisciplinary fields of study, such as robotic surgery in bioinformatics. These papers are read by both surgeons and biomedical engineers.
  • Length of the article: Most journals have laid down strict wordcount restrictions. In general, most biomedical journals do not want abstracts that are more than 250 words. Similarly, most academic journals accept papers that have a wordcount of 3000-5000 words. A pre-press service author education company should be hired to concise the article and abstract and adhere to wordcount restrictions. These wordcount limits are usually displayed in the “Instructions to Authors” Tab of the journal’s website.
  • The type of journal: Science Citation Index (SCI), Open Access (OA), and Hybrid are the three types of journals in academic publishing. The leading publishers are Elsevier, Springer, Nature, Wiley, etc. In general, most Asian researchers publish in SCI journals, while most European researchers prefer to publish in OA journals. Today, hybrid mode of publishing includes the benefits of both SCI and OA journals, so it is now used by researchers all across the world.

Based on these factors, researchers should select three closely related journals for publication of their manuscript.






The International Knowledge Civilization and Nanotechnology Conference (IKNC)

Harrisco is organizing the International Knowledge Civilization and Nanotechnology Conference on 19-21st August, 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. This interdisciplinary conference is inviting papers on public health, arts and humanities, religion, etc. The conference is specially focused on vaccines developed for the pandemic of COVID-19.

All overseas researchers can attend the event through online webinar. The conference papers will be reviewed by a strict panel of professors who have published papers in high impact international SCI journals. High quality selected papers will be published completed in a special issue of following SCI journals: The Journal of Dharma (Arts and Humanities), Iranian journal of public health (biomedical papers), and Ethiopian Journal of Health Development (Biomedical papers).

The last date for submission of Abstracts is 31st July, 2021. The last date for abstract acceptance is 3rd August, 2021. The due date for early registration is 6th August, 2021. All abstracts and papers will be checked for plagiarism by CopyKiller software. Complete papers can be submitted by 25th September, 2021. The conference is held in partnership with BIT Congress, an academic conference company in Beijing, China.

The 3rd IKNC conference invites interdisciplinary researchers and experts from both industry and academia. These people will present their work at a global platform and disseminate their knowledge pertaining to innovations. Novice researchers should use this platform for networking with the peer review team of eminent scientists who will also hold talks and presentations at the event.

How to submit the papers? This is the most frequently asked question by interested researchers. We have given all information on conference website The official language for abstract is English and researchers have to submit contact details of corresponding authors. The affiliation of authors should also be presented in the abstract. The wordcount limit for all abstracts is 150 words. In case of engineering papers, it should never exceed 250 words. All accepted abstracts need to receive Harrisco editing certificate by 5th August, 2021.

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted are requested to submit their full papers for the conference. A selected list of high quality papers will be published in full in the conference proceeding. All submissions have to be made in the Word template. Authors have to follow the guidelines of the journals that have collaborated with Harrisco for the conference. The guidelines will be provided to the authors with the letter of acceptance.

The online submission system will be accepting full papers till 25th September, 2021. The review process is rigid as the collaborated journals are high impact journals indexed by SCI, SSCI, A&HCI. After adhering to stringent review process, the selected high quality papers will be published after the author pay the additional publication fees.

It is mandatory to send all accepted papers to Harrisco for editing, and the company would be providing Harrisco editing certificate to these papers. Please refer to the company website Both oral and video presentations would be for 20 minutes each. The authors would be given 5 minutes for Question and Answer session.