Find a suitable publisher

Identify a publisher who best matches the purpose of your submission by:

Before submitting your article:

Follow publisher's author instructions, including providing any data availability requirements
Check that publishing turnaround times match your priorities
See specific requirements for HDR candidates.
Discover the acceptance and rejection rates for submissions
Check the journal's website, ask colleagues, or contact the editor directly.
Refer to submission guides on journal's websites
For example, Making your submission.
Know your publisher's self-archiving and data access policies for depositing in GRO

Check quality and reputation

Choose high quality, well recognised publishers to profile your research. Check the reputation and credibility of the publisher to avoid predatory and junk publishers.

Evaluate the reputation and quality of a publisher using:

Predatory publishers

Predatory publishers can reduce the exposure of your research and do significant reputational damage. They often disguise themselves as credible publishers with quick turnaround times, and they may offer additional incentives.

Junk-type publishers

Avoid junk-type publishers. They are normally credible with a focus on quantity rather than quality. They tend to quickly publish large numbers of papers calling into question their publication practices.

Consider open access

Quality open access ( OA ) journals make content freely available online to anyone.

The two main types are:

  • Green—published research deposited in a subject-based or institutional repository
  • Gold—publisher provides free online access to the article in the OA journal, an Article Processing Charge ( APC ) may be imposed.

The evidence suggests that reaching a broader audience by publishing open access results in more citations. Publishing open access allows the outputs from the University to reach a wider audience.

Find a high quality open access publisher

Transformative agreements

Avoid paying Article Processing Charges (APC) by publishing open access in a journal that has an existing transformative agreement with Griffith.

Transformative agreements are changing the business model of scholarly journal publishing. The separate costs of a subscription to read articles and the APC to publish articles are brought together under a single agreement—to drive the transition of journal publishing towards open access.

Browse the current agreements and associated journals.

Biochemical Society

Microbiology Society

International Water Association (IWA)

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