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There are several professional services geared toward helping authors select a target journal. Uni-edit offers such a service.

Modern professional services are increasingly becoming less service-oriented and more digital toolkits, providing more comprehensive, efficient, and autonomous ways to help you make decisions. Online toolkits such as Elsevier’s CiteScore ( offers a professional, collaborative initiative built on journal publishing data that helps authors make more objective decisions when targeting a journal. Instead of relying on Impact Factors to rank journals, CiteScore uses more comprehensive journal metrics, such as document type, a more realistic scoring system for ranking journals, and general metrics across different fields. Authors can use the CiteScore system here:

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