Target High Impact JournalS

Pattern Attributes

Intervention PublicationStrategy
Work Programme
Research Area
Evidence Type
Evidence Source FESTA
Evidence Strength
Trigger career_level > 0, pub_strategy == false

Importance 17


Target High Impact Journals.


Publication in the most prestigious journals can open doors for funding and promotion.


“When the rules are as they are right now, and there is no real chance that they will change very much in near future, it is quite clear that the focus must be on publishing. Think quality over quantity, it is of no use just to publish a lot, because you have to publish the ‘right’ places.” (female academic FESTA project, 2014).

Ways to get it

  1. Choose the target journal carefully (look at quality lists and read their web pages).
  2. Take advice from senior staff and colleagues who publish.
  3. Become a peer reviewer in order to get to know the mechanisms from the other side of the table.