When submitting a manuscript, it is important that your research topic matches the scope of a journal.
Tips for finding suitable journals:
Tools to get journal suggestions based on your title/abstract.Try multiple tools for a more objective overview, as some tools are publisher specific.The Elsevier and Springer Tools also show the acceptance rates.
Journals may ask you to adhere to reporting guidelines when publishing a clinical study.
When writing an academic publication follow the AMA (American Medical Association) guidelines:
Radboud In'to languages offers courses on academic writing and communication:
View this video by PHD comics (8:23) on the importance of Open Access.
For more information see:
In open access publishing the costs are currently shifting from the reader (via the University Library's licenses) to the author, who is charged with an Article Processing Charge (APC).
Open access deals have been brokered with a number of big publishers, enabling researchers of Dutch universities to publish open access for free or with a discount:
Predatory journals charge a fee for publishing in open access, but are of poor quality and offer no or very few services despite the often professional website.
The websites below offer tips to recognize and avoid predatory journals: