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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Faculty Scholarship Resources: Publishing and Research Guidance

Resources to assist faculty with understanding, locating, and collecting bibliometric measures related to their scholarly output. An overview of emerging alternative methods of research assessment.

Make your research visible!

See the library's guides on Open Access Publishing and CUNY Academic Works, CUNY's institutional repository.

Research Resources

The John Jay College Office for the Advancement of Research provides valuable services including:


Publishing Resources

  • Where to submit your article? Here's a tool, Think! Check! Submit!, that can help you decide. And here's a library newsletter article about it. Elsevier and Springer publishers also provide tools that will suggest potentially appropriate journals for your article submissions.
  • Find details about thousands of journals, including audience, editorial contact info, reviews, acceptance rate, peer review status, etc. via Ulrich's periodicals directory.
  • Jane Friedman's Writing, Reading, and Publishing in the Digital Age provides valuable advice on choosing a book publisher.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education curates articles and opinion essays on all aspects of the topic in their Publishing section.
  • The Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE) in the Netherlands created a widely-used ranking of academic publishers.
  • Keep your copyrights: Sample contracts for a wide range of publication types, from Columbia Law School.
  • The Authors Alliance Fair Use for Nonfiction Authors can help you navigate the use of copyrighted material in your own work.