How to find the best journal for your paper using the ScienceGate journal finder?

Finding the most suited journal for unpublished manuscripts has always been one of the major concerns of researchers. Selecting the right journal for your manuscript directly affects the visibility and impact of your paper (read another post for more information). Here are some useful and very popular tools by which you can find journals that could be best suited for publishing your scientific paper.

Journal Finder

Journal Suggester

Journal Suggester

Journal Suggester

One of the drawbacks of the abovementioned tool is that the journal finding process is performed in a limited database that contains only the journals of a single publisher. For example, Elsevier journal finder searches and finds the most suited journal just among the journals belonging to Elsevier. Every tool utilizes its exclusive matching score which means you can not have a reliable and meaningful comparison between all suggested journals.

ScienceGate journal finder aims to bring all sources of data together in a single platform to give researchers a simple way to select the best journal for their manuscript. You can easily find the most suited and relevant journal for your manuscript by inserting the title and abstract of your unpublished article. The ScienceGate Journal Finder discovers among more than 9000 scholarly journals from 18000 well-known publishers around the world, including Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, SAGE, IEEE, Emerald, and many more, all registered with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

ScienceGate Journal Finder gives you this feature to add, remove and sort your manuscript identified keywords regarding relevancy. Exclusive matching functions are then applied to sort the recommended journal list according to the matching score. You can also filter the results by Journal quartile, SJR, H-index, subject area, publication time range, and the open access policy, which helps you make the most informed decision for your paper publication.

Follow the steps below if you need to find the most suited journal for your manuscript.


Click on the Journal Finder button in the header on the ScienceGate website and then click on the “START FINDING JOURNAL” button.

2. Insert the manuscript info.

Insert the manuscript title and abstract.

3. Manage keywords list

After clicking on the “Next” button in the previous step, some relevant keywords will be extracted from your manuscript automatically. Then you may follow three steps as below:

1. Remove non-relevant keywords.

2. Add missing keyword(s) by searching in the keywords list.

3. Move more relevant keywords to the upper place by drag and drop.

4. Apply filters

Apply filters and make the most informed decision about selecting the best journal for your manuscript. Filters include Journal quartile (Q1 to Q4), SJR, H-index, subject area (27 scientific disciplines), publication time range, and the open access policy.

5. Find journal

Click on “FIND JOURNALS” button and enjoy the list of proposed journals sorted by exclusive ScienceGate matching score.

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