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Guideline 15

Publication medium

Authors select the publication medium carefully, with due regard for its quality and visibility in the relevant field of discourse. Researchers who assume the role of editor carefully select where they will carry out this activity. The scientific/academic quality of a contribution does not depend on the medium in which it is published.


In addition to publication in books and journals, authors may also consider academic repositories, data and software repositories, and blogs. A new or unknown publication medium is evaluated to assess its seriousness.

A key criterion to selecting a publication medium is whether it has established guidelines on good research practice.

Selection of reputable publication venues

When choosing a suitable publication venue, it is helpful to bear certain questions in mind in order to better assess the reputability of the publication venue. This is especially the case if you are planning to use a publication that is still relatively new. For details, see the “Think – Check – Submit” website.

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GL15 (General)