Medical Writing Medical Writing in Oncology Identifying appropriate journals in which to publish original research on vaccines against human infectious diseases
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Volume 21, Issue 1 - Medical Writing in Oncology

Identifying appropriate journals in which to publish original research on vaccines against human infectious diseases

Abstract

The most effective way of communicating new research findings is by publishing them in a peer-reviewed journal which is widely read and highly respected. To ensure that important new data are shared with the appropriate audience in a timely manner, a number of important considerations need to be taken into account when choosing a suitable journal. This article provides an analysis of journals which publish original articles describing studies of vaccines against human infectious diseases. A search of PubMed identified over 80 journals which recently published vaccine-related studies. These journals were filtered according to impact factor and number and percentage of vaccine-related studies published from 2006 to 2010, resulting in a core of 32 journals which frequently publish studies of vaccines against human infectious diseases. A survey was then undertaken to gather additional information with respect to acceptance rate, average time needed from manuscript submission to acceptance and from acceptance to publication. This dataset should provide a useful source of metrics which can help ensure that manuscripts are submitted to the most appropriate journal.

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