Select the appropriate journal, according to its specific area and specialties.

Guide for Journal Selection

To publish a journal article, one has to select the appropriate journal, according to its specific area and specialties. Use the link provided for your option.
1. Web of Science Core Collection (WOS)

The Web of Science Core Collection™ includes the Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index™ (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index™ (AHCI), and Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI). Web of Science Core Collection includes only journals that demonstrate high levels of editorial rigor and best practice. The Journal Citation Reports™ includes journals from the SCIE and SSCI.

The Master Journal List ( can be used as an invaluable tool to help you to find the right journal for your needs across multiple indices hosted on the Web of Science platform.

- Journal Impact Factor (JIF) & Quartile List

2. Scopus

Content types included on Scopus are either serial publications that have an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) such as journals, book series and some conference series, or non-serial publications that have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) like one-off book publications or one-off conferences. To check if a title is on Scopus, visit the freely available Source Title page ( or consult the titles lists below;

3. Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) is a national assessment exercise managed by the Australian Research Council (ARC), which aims to identify and promote excellence across the full spectrum of research activity occurring within Australia's higher education institutions. The assessment occurs every 3 years. The most recent iteration, ERA 2018 was submitted in March 2018.

4. Malaysia Citation Index (MyCite)
MyCite will provide access to bibliographic as well full-text contents of scholarly journals published in Malaysia in the fields of Sciences, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences and the Humanities. MyCite tries to cover as many Malaysian scholarly journals as possible that meet MyCite journal selection criteria.

MyCite Journal List (.pdf)

Publisher journal suggestion tools

You can also use publisher journal suggestion tools. By typing in the title, abstract, or keywords of your paper, the tool will generate a list of best-fit journals for your manuscript.

1. Springer Journal Suggester - suggest Springer journals only

2. Elsevier Journal Finder - suggest Elsevier journals only

3. Wiley Journal Finder - suggest Wiley journals only

4. IEEE Publication Recommender - suggest IEEE journals only