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Bioimpacts. 2012;2(1):61-8. doi: 10.5681/bi.2012.008. Epub 2012 Mar 23.

How to select a journal to submit and publish your biomedical paper?

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Scientometrics Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.



journal selection for publication purposes is one of the concerns of biomedi-cal researchers. They apply various criteria for choosing appropriate journal. Here, we have tried to collect main criteria biomedical researchers use to select a journal to submit their works.


we collected these criteria through focus group conversations with researchers during our careers, feedbacks from participants of our scientific writing work-shops and non-systematic review of some related literature.


we have presented a summative and informative guidance in the selection of journals for biomedical paper submission and publication.


Categorized criteria as a mnemonic tool for au-thors may help the authors in journal selection process.


Biomedical Papers; Journal Selection Criteria; Submission and Publication

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