Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017     Views: 25

Two publications that we usually recommend to start looking at are Ulrich's Periodicals Directory and Cabell's Directories. Cabell's is mostly focused on publishing in education, but there is some crossover. Both of these publications can be accessed from the library website. Click on the orange "Databases" icon, and then click on the "C" for Cabell's and "U" for Ullrich's.

This link will take you to the Scholarly Communications library guide. Subject matter librarians are available for consultation about publishing. Click on this link to visit the Liaison Librarians page to see which librarians specialize in what fields, book an appointment, or get their email address.

This link is to the library guide for publishing in education. There are several books listed that might be of use in identifying publishers.

You may also wish to review this library guide about Open Access publishing:

When looking for journals to publish in, be aware of predatory publishers that charge the author to publish an article in a journal. While this model is still not preferred In US scholarship, it is on the rise, especially with the rise of "Open Access" scholarship. In addition, in Europe and Asia there is a tradition of charging to fund scholarly/professional organizations. Before submitting any documents for publication we recommend that you discuss the matter with an experienced scholar or the liaison librarian within your field. Jeffery Beall's List of Predatory Publishers is no longer available, but Cabell's provides a "whitelist" and a "blacklist" of known predatory publishers that may be of use to those seeking to publish their research.


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