Communication with your advisor(s) and networking with peers and colleagues in your field will always be the best way to determine where the strongest avenues are to publish. But sometimes, some legwork is necessary to discover more avenues, particularly if you research is new or evolving areas.
- When doing your own research, keep note of both the major journal titles and the publishers of those titles in your field. Go back through your research notes if necessary to refresh yourself as to the major sources for your literature.
- When looking at the journal title web page read any section labeled Aims & Scope (or Mission) as well as Instructions to Authors.
- Monitor professional listservs for Call for Submissions for journals and conferences related to your work.
- Become familiar with professional organizations related to your fields and sub-fields and look at their web pages for a list of their journals that they publish.
In addition, the sources below can also help direct you journal titles and publishers.