How to identify the right journal to publish in


About this video

After investing so much time and effort in your manuscript, you want to find a journal that has a suitable scope and the quality level you are looking for – not always an easy task.

In this webinar recording, two experts walk you through the points to should consider when evaluating a journal. Elsevier’s Dr. Wim Meester, Head of Scopus Product Management, shares a helpful checklist he has created. He explains where to look for a journal, how to assess a journal's scope, and how close the match should be with your paper. 

A journal's ethical practice is another important factor. Dr. David Rew, from the Scopus Content Selection Advisory Board, looks at what determines a good journal (and what constitutes a bad one!). And, he highlights the signs you should pay attention to.

You’ll come away with a thorough knowledge of the steps required to select the right home for your research, improving your chances of publication success.

About the presenter

Wim Meester

Head of Product Management, Scopus, Elsevier

Dr. Wim Meester holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, he changed from being an active researcher to research administration by joining the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) as Program Manager for Chemical Sciences.

David Rew

Consultant General Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton

David Rew has been a Consultant General Surgeon at the University Hospital Southampton in the United Kingdom and Honorary Senior Lecturer to the University of Southampton since 1999. He was previously an Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the University Hospitals of Leicester UK from 1994 to 1999.

He was Editor-in-Chief of the EJSO, the European Journal of Surgical Oncology from 2003 to 2009 and a member of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Council from 2008 to 2010.