Identifying Journals for Your Manuscript
Starting from scratch...
Once you have one or more journals in mind...
Now that you think you've found a good candidate...send a letter of inquiry to the editor to ask if they'd be interested in your manuscript.
For more detailed information about finding and selecting the right journal for your work, take a look at SON Professor, Diane Mahoney's PowerPoint slides from her Spring 2015 Faculty Development Days talk.
Journal Matching Services
Copy and paste your title and abstract into these search engines to get a list of journals that publish on your topic.
An abstract is a short summary of your research. Depending on the journal's requirements, it is usually 150-250 words long and can be structured or unstructured (more on structured abstracts later).
There are several important functions of an abstract that you should remember when writing it:
Structured abstracts are exactly what they sound like. Instead of being a plain paragraph summarizing your paper, they follow a structure. Here are some