Finnish peer-reviewed publications increasingly use the peer-reviewed -label. More information on the label and publications with the right of using it on the webpage of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.
Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers identify trusted journals and publishers for their research. Through a range of tools and practical resources, this international, cross-sector initiative aims to educate researchers, promote integrity, and build trust in credible research and publications.
Think. Check. Attend. is an initiative that aims to guide and assist researchers and scholars to judge the legitimacy and academic credentials of conferences in order to help them decide whether to or not attend the same. Nowadays, the scholarly community faces an increasing number of invitations to present at or attend conferences. Some of these are respectable, academic events, while others are misleading, exaggerated or even fake. Think. Check. Attend. provides guidelines that help researchers to differentiate between an authentic conference and the one they should avoid.
Impact factor was originally developed for comparing journals and it is oldest and most used impact indicator. IF values are available from Journal Citations Report database, covering journals included in the Web of Science and updated yearly.
Basic formula for calculating an impact factor is as follows:
The impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Journal Impact Factor has many limitations. It is suggested that it can be used to complement expert opinion but it should not be used to measure individual researcher, institutions or articles. Limitations include
The flipside of open access publishing are "predatory" open access publishers take take advantage of open access business models based on article processing charges or other author fees.
These publishers operate on pay-to-publish model where there are no actual peer-review processes or editorial processes in place, even though the publisher may claim to adhere to principles of scientific publishing and peer-review. In practice, anything get´s published if the usually quite low cost APC is paid.
The publishers or journals can adopt a misleading name and title, imitating or copying reputable and prestigious journals. Journal titles and aims and scope can also be all-encompassing.
When a journal or publishers contacts you by email solicitating manuscript submissions based on your conference presentation or previous research article, pay attention to style and language, who is the undersigned, what is the email address where the message came from. Usually predatory publishers are quickly spotted, but some can be quite convincing, and it might be a good idea to search some more information about the publisher and journal in question.
Is the journal website professional? Is the information there correct? Do the articles they have previously publish demonstrate good editorial standards?
You can contact Haaga-Helia library if you need a second opinion on any offers to publish you may get.
Saavutettavuusseloste / Accessibility Statement