Guide for Researchers on Publishing in High Impact Journals and Books

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Guide for Researchers on Publishing in High Impact Journals and Books

One of the strategic objectives of the University of Nairobi as a research institution is to increase the visibility and impact of the research output. SCImago platform can be used to support and assist researchers identify recognized journals for publishing their research. The SCImago Journal and Country Rank portal is a free online resource that uses citation data from
Scopus to provide journal impact data. Journals are grouped by subject area (27 major thematic areas), subject category (313 specific subject categories) or by country.

The citation data is drawn from over 21,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. List of peer reviewed high impact journals in SCImago can be found in the following link:

Journal Rank (both open access and commercial journals)

Researchers may also publish in reputable peer reviewed high impact Open Access Journals that can be found in the following link: Open Access Journals List.

Notable examples of open access journals that waive publishing fee or do not currently charge fees include;

1. Open Library Humanities: https://olh.openlibhums.org/about/submissions/
2. Royal Society of Open Science: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/page/charges
3. Biomed Central: https://www.biomedcentral.com/getpublished/article-processing-charges/open-access-waiver-fund
4. PLOS: https://www.plos.org/fee-assistance
5. Handawi: https://www.hindawi.com/waiver/

Researchers may also publish books, book chapters and journal articles in the following open access e-presses:

1. Directory of Open Access Books: https://www.doabooks.org/
2. Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/cambridge-open-access#C3Ap1yrFg6tzjgWq.97
3. Lumnios Publishing for monographs from the California Open Access: https://www.luminosoa.org/
4. MUP Open Monographs, an initiative from Manchester University Press: http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/openmonographs/
5. Open Humanities Press: http://openhumanitiespress.org/
6. Athabasca University Press by a Canadian University: http://www.aupress.ca/
7. Ubuquity Press, a fully open access publisher: https://www.ubiquitypress.com/
8. Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): https://doaj.org/

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