1) Ask colleagues or mentors for recommendations.
2) Review your manuscript's reference list. If you cite a journal several times, chances are it might make a relevant place to publish.
3) Use Journal Match Finders: These are tools that use the title/abstract of your manuscript determine which journals might best match your paper topic.
4) Conduct Database Searches: Another method to journal in which to publish is to do a search for your topic in a database such as PubMed or Scopus. Browse through the results to see what journals have published articles similar to your topic. PubReMiner, a webpage that assists in building and analyzing PubMed database searches, can also help identify likely journals based on keyword searches.
5) Additional Steps: Once you identify a few candidate journals, use the following tips to narrow down your search.
Note: Jefferson faculty and students interested in publishing case reports will want to be aware that Jefferson has an institutional membership to BMJ Case Reports. This membership will allow Jefferson authors to submit as many case reports as they like for free. The Library asks that authors who submit case reports using our membership also submit their work to the Jefferson Digital Commons. Contact AskaLibrarian@Jefferson.edu if you have questions or for more details.