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A one-stop shop for all your scholarly publishing needs.

Information about the tools featured on this page

-The manuscript matching tools featured on this page are all available free of charge.

-They are a great place to start when trying to generate a list of possible journals to submit your manuscript to for publication.

-None of the tools are perfect and it is still a good idea to use other sources, including a CMSRU librarian, in choosing which journal to publish in.

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Manuscript Matching Tools

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Elsevier® Journal Finder helps you find journals that could be best suited for publishing your scientific article. Please also consult the journal’s Aims and Scope for further guidance. Ultimately, the Editor will decide on how well your article matches the journal. 
Elsevier Journal Finder uses smart search technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to match your article to Elsevier journals. 

Simply insert your title and abstract and select the appropriate field-of-research for the best results.

Note: This software is web-based.

Have you recently written a research paper, but you're not sure to which journal you should submit it to? Or, maybe you want to find relevant articles to cite in your paper? Or, are you an editor, and do you need to find reviewers for a particular paper? Jane can help! Just enter the title and/or abstract of the paper in the box, and click on 'Find journals', 'Find authors' or 'Find Articles'. Jane will then compare your document to millions of documents in Medline to find the best matching journals, authors or articles.

Note: Use on EndNote's online version and powered by Thompson Reuter

EndNote Online's Manuscript Matcher tool leverages meticulously indexed data from thousands of journals, across hundreds of global publishers Uses patent-pending technology to analyze tens of millions of citation connections to identify meaningful relationships with your work Prioritizes focused publication matches ahead of general journals using sophisticated clustering algorithms The only tool that harnesses the breadth and accuracy of Web of Science to support your manuscript submission decisions.

Note: This software must be downloaded and installed on your Mac, PC, or Linux machine.

Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics:

  • - Total number of papers and total number of citations
  • - Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year
  • - Hirsch's h-index and related parameters
  • - Egghe's g-index
  • - The contemporary h-index
  • - Three variations of individual h-indices
  • - The average annual increase in the individual h-index
  • - The age-weighted citation rate
  • - An analysis of the number of authors per paper.

The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting into other applications) or saved to a variety of output formats (for future reference or further analysis)


Please note: the Springer Journal Suggester tool ONLY searches the journals published by Springer and BioMed Central.

Select the journal that suits your research best from over 2,600 Springer publications.

The Springer Journal Suggester uses semantic technology to help you quickly choose the Springer journal that is right for your paper.

Enter your abstract, description of your research, or a sample text and the Springer Journal Selector provides a list of relevant journals. You can refine the results based on requirements for Impact Factor or publishing model, including an option to match to journals that are fully open access or have open access options.


Please note: This is a web-based tool offered by a company that charges for its other publishing services.

The Edanz Journal Selector uses cutting-edge semantic technology to help you achieve publication success. Enter your abstract or sample text and the Journal Selector returns a list of journals that publish in related areas.  It searches over 28,000 journals and 12 million abstracts.  You can refine your results based on publication frequency, Impact Factor or publishing model, including open access.

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