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Research Commons

Connect. Collaborate. Contribute.

Tracking and Enhancing your Research Impact (workshop)

Choose Publication Venues Wisely



  • Use the checklist at to evaluate a particular journal before submitting your article
  • Be aware of your rights as an author when negotiating publication agreements
  • Check journal metrics to compare journals in your field



  • Although there are many reputable open access journals, there are also poor quality, deceptive, and outright fake journals around.  Evaluate carefully!
  • Although journal metrics have many weaknesses and critics, in some disciplines or departments they may still be required.
  • Publisher agreements vary regarding preprints, self-archiving, etc. but you can negotiate.



Think, Check, Submit

Are you submitting your research to a trusted journal?

or view the checklist at

Author Rights

Copyright Services at OSU Libraries provides information and consultation on copyright, including assistance with publisher agreements and retaining your rights in your copyrighted work.


SHERPA/RoMEO is a directory of publishers' policies on self-archiving in open access repositories.

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