Usually researchers begin selecting where to publish an article when writing is almost completed. Experienced researchers however often identify their target journal much earlier so the niche scope and writing style can be tailored according to the journal’s requirement, which in turn increases the chance of being accepted. Such insight is gained by going through years of repeated torment of addressing editor’s rejection and modification request. For the more clueless on where to submit an almost-finished manuscript, this article is intended to give some light on the factors that one should consider.
Despite how the title sounds, the first thing you should do is to identify which journal you should not choose. Be mindful of these: