Ten Tips to enhance the Credibility and Visibility of your Journal

By Mohamad Mostafa, Knowledge E

Since the number of questionable publications is increasing, it’s important for publishers and Editors-in-Chief to enhance the credibility and visibility of their journal. We advise you to follow the below ten tips to achieve this goal:


  1. Mention the Abstracting & Indexing services that your journal is covered by it and try to get your journal indexed in the main databases (international & regional)
  2. Declare clearly your peer-review and editorial workflow policies
  3. Mention clearly information about your Article Processing Charges (APC) and the submission fees (if available), and Mention clearly when you are going to charge the authors
  4. Display your contact details clearly in your website (add professional email address, Tel, Fax)
  5. Display clearly the editorial board members along with (affiliations, ORCID)
  6. If your journal is Open Access, display an Open Access statement in your website
  7. Display your publication ethics and publication malpractice statement in your website
  8. Display clearly your copyright & licenses information
  9. If you have long-term archiving agreement, display your archiving policy
  10. Join recognized publishing industry and trade association such as Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

By Mohamad Mostafa, Publishing Editor – Knowledge E