How to Write a Good Scientific Paper: Picking the Right Journal

Chris Mack
2015 Journal of Micro/Nanolithography  
A simmering question facing the scientist or engineer thinking about publishing a peer-reviewed paper is which journal to submit to. Hopefully, the question (and possibly its answer) is in the mind of the researcher from the beginning. Often it is a last-minute choice after the paper is mostly or completely written. What factors should lead to a decision as to the most appropriate publication venue for your work? Historically, journal selection involved relevance, acceptance rate, circulation,
more » ... restige, and publication time. But as more journals have moved online, and search engines have made finding and accessing articles much easier, some of these factors are less relevant today.
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