Choose a journal

Make the right choice

Before sending in your submission, check that your research fits with the specialism of your chosen journal.

  1. Read the aims and scope on the journal website to be sure you have made the right choice.
  2. If you want to publish open access, check you have chosen a journal that offers this option. You should check whether your funder requires open access publishing. See the full list of open access journals.

If you choose a journal that isn't quite right, don't worry – we can redirect your submission if we think there's a better home.

In numbers

  • 3000 +


  • 7 million +



See our full list of journals

Journal suggester

If you need help narrowing down your choice, try our Journal Suggester

Provide information about your manuscript and you'll see a list of potential matches from our BMC and Springer portfolios

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