The Art of Journal Selection | SpringerLink
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As we live in a changing digital era, where more and more online journals are being founded following different publishing modalities. Subscription-based, hybrid, and open-access journals are the commonest encountered. There is a rapid global shift to an open-access mode of publishing, which provides a wealth of advantages and disadvantages. But are all these journals reputable? And can all be considered for article submission? The answer is “No.” There are some open-access journals that fall under the predatory category, meaning that you should not dream of submitting your article to them. The same applies to some conferences. This chapter will provide an explanation of the various journal types with their associated pros and cons and a description of what you should look out for when choosing your perfect journal while keeping an eye out for predatory journals. Finally, the chapter will provide tips on how to go about the article processing charges (APCs) associated with open-access publishing.