Don’t know where to publish?! Click on “Journal Advisor” and type your abstract!
(A very nice initiative using the Springer’s JournalSuggest and reported by Research Information, October/November 2012 )
Journal Advisor: http://www.edanzediting.com/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.