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Faculty Publishing - Journals
Part 2: Journal Acceptance Rates &Submission Guidelines

This guide presents information and resources to assist you in investigating journals likely to publish research manuscripts in your discipline. The guide is presented in 3 parts:

While publication information basics (where journals are published, how often, for how long, in what language, etc) are reasonably easy to find, acceptance rates can be quite hard to locate. There is no single source that publishes acceptance rates for all journals in all disciplinces. We suggest the following:

You can also try the resources below for acceptance rates in these specific core disciplines at UHV:

Business

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

Cabell's Directory of Business is published in 4 subdirectories:

Cabell's seeks to provide the following information:

Each directory has a subject index to help you identify those journals most likely to accept manuscripts in your research area.

Information in Cabell's is provided by the journal publisher, and acceptance rate formulas differ from publisher to publisher. Cabell's website also has an excellent section titled "What is a Refereed Article?" that speaks about some of the caveats of the peer reivew process and differing methods of calculating acceptance rates.

Link to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunies

Education

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

Cabell's Directory for Education is published in 3 subdirectories:

Cabell's seeks to provide the following information:

Each directory has a subject index to help you identify those journals most likely to accept manuscripts in your research area.

Information in Cabell's is provided by the journal publisher, and acceptance rate formulas differ from publisher to publisher. Cabell's website also has an excellent section titled "What is a Refereed Article?" that speaks about some of the caveats of the peer review process and differing methods of calculating acceptance rates.

Link to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunies

Literature and Languages

MLA Directory of Periodicals

The MLA Directory of Periodicals provides publication information on the journals and series on the bibliography's Master List of Periodicals. Entries include:

The MLA Directory is no longer published in print, but is available in electronic format as part of subscription to the MLA International Bibliography. In our library, the MLA International Bibliography is available on the Gale database platform.

Nursing

Unfortunately, there is no published directory providing acceptance rates for nursing journals. we have found some resources you may find helpful -

Northam, S., Trubenbach, M., & Bentov, L. (2000, September). Nursing journal survey: information to help you publish. Nurse Educator, 25 (5), 227-236. Retrieved January 14, 2008, from CINAHL Plus with Full Text database. Available in print copy in the VC/UHV Library, Periodicals Section.

Review of reasons cited by editors for rejecting manuscripts. Acceptance rates for 83 nursing journals. Survey data from 1998.

Psychology

American Psychological Association

The APA publishes submission and acceptance rates for APA published journals in an annual report titled “Summary Report of Journal Operations”. These annual reports are available at the APA website.

The APA website also hosts the “Authors Corner” , which provides links to policies, manuscript preparation information, and calls for papers for APA published journals.

Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Psychology and Psychiatry

Cabell's seeks to provide the following information:

Each directory has a subject index to help you identify those journals most likely to accept manuscripts in your research area.

Information in Cabell's is provided by the journal publisher, and acceptance rate formulas differ from publisher to publisher. Cabell's website also has an excellent section titled "What is a Refereed Article?" that speaks about some of the caveats of the peer reivew process and differing methods of calculating acceptance rates.

Link to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunies