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Don’t know where to publish?! Click on “Journal Advisor” and type your abstract!

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(A very nice initiative using the Springer’s JournalSuggest and reported by Research Information, October/November 2012 )

Journal Advisor:

Edanz’ free-to-use Journal Selector indexes over 18,000 journals and uses Parity Computing’s Semantic Profiling Engine to match an author’s research to journals that publish articles on similar topics using natural language processing.

Authors enter an abstract (if they have already written one), some keywords or some text from a similar paper into the tool and it comes up with a list of suggestions that can be narrowed by, for example, impact factor or publishing frequency. There are visualisation tools so that authors can see similar articles and when they were published. This helps them to know, for example, if similar papers have been published in the journal but not for several years, said Shaw.

Currently, the tool, which is available as a beta version, uses as its sources PubMed and Springer’s API. Edanz hopes that more publishers’ APIs will be added now that the beta version is available.


Written by hbasset

November 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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  1. It’s great to see the interest in Journal Advisor growing! We would just like to clarify one point concerning Journal Selector that was slightly unclear in the referenced article. Whilst we do use PubMed and Springer as two of our sources, our journal index also comprises a number of open sources of data. This means that an extensive range of journals from nearly all publishers are available, ensuring the most relevant match for your text. If you have used the Journal Selector, or if you use it in the future, please let us know what you think!

    Rebecca Maxwell, Edanz Journal Advisor Team

    November 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

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