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Nitin Gaikwad3 min read

Things You Should Consider When Choosing Which Journal to Publish Your Medical Research

In medical communications, publishing in reputable journals and publications is crucial for reaching a wide audience and establishing credibility. Whether you're a medication education manager, healthcare professional or researcher, knowing where to publish your work - and why - is key. Here are some things to consider for your next article submission:

1. Scope and Audience

The first step is to identify journals that align with the scope of your research. Each journal has a specific focus, whether it's a broad medical journal or one that targets a niche area within medical communications. Consider who you want to reach – is it clinicians, researchers, policymakers, or a broader medical community? The journal's audience should align with your target readership to ensure your findings are relevant and impactful.

2. Impact Factor and Reputation

While the impact factor is not the only measure of a journal’s quality, it is an important indicator of its influence within the scientific community. Journals with higher impact factors are often more competitive, but they can provide greater visibility for your research. Additionally, consider the journal’s reputation in your field. Well-respected journals can enhance the credibility and recognition of your work.

3. Open Access vs. Subscription-Based

Decide whether you want your article to be openly accessible or behind a subscription paywall. Open access journals can increase the visibility and accessibility of your research, as they are freely available to anyone with internet access. However, they often require an article processing charge (APC). Subscription-based journals, on the other hand, may have a wider readership among institutional subscribers but can limit access to those without subscriptions.

4. Peer Review Process

The quality of peer review is crucial for the integrity and credibility of your research. Investigate the journal's peer review process – is it single-blind, double-blind, or open? Each has its own advantages. Double-blind review, for instance, can reduce biases, while open review promotes transparency. Understanding the review process can help you gauge the rigor and quality control of the journal.

5. Publication Speed

The time from submission to publication can vary widely between journals. If your research is time-sensitive, look for journals that offer a fast-track option or have a reputation for quick turnaround times. Be aware that faster publication can sometimes mean less rigorous review, so balance speed with quality.

6. Journal Policies and Author Guidelines

Familiarize yourself with the journal’s submission guidelines and policies. Ensure that your manuscript adheres to their formatting requirements and ethical standards. Non-compliance can lead to delays or even rejection. Additionally, check if the journal supports supplementary materials like datasets, which can enhance the transparency and reproducibility of your research.

7. Costs and Funding

Consider the financial aspect of publishing. Some journals have submission fees, publication fees, or page charges. Investigate if your institution or any funding bodies provide support for these costs. Open access fees, in particular, can be substantial, so it’s essential to plan your budget accordingly.

8. Indexing and Abstracting Services

Ensure that the journal is indexed in major databases like PubMed, Scopus, or Web of Science. This increases the discoverability of your research and ensures it reaches a wider audience. Journals indexed in reputable databases are also more likely to be read and cited by other researchers.


The team at CTC has 27+ years of experience helping researchers and healthcare professionals find the perfect journal for their articles, depending on reputation, scope and audience. Work with us today!

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Nitin Gaikwad

Nitin’s role encompasses envisioning, planning for and executing CTC’s strategy from a perspective of growth areas to play in, and key digital capabilities to add. This is flamed by a passion to conceptualize and build digital solutions that address medical education and engagement goals of customers and clients, alike.