Faculty: Browse Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
RU faculty interested in learning about the submission criteria for quality journals in their scholarly discipline may search in the electronic Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities database. These directories feature the following academic categories: Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing, Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science, and Psychology & Psychiatry.
To search, just go to the library homepage, and click the ‘Faculty Resources’ link under ‘Library Services’. Click on the ‘Publishing’ tab, then click on the ‘Cabell’s Publishing Directories’ link. This will bring you to the webpage for the RU Library’s Cabell’s subscription. You will see links for the various different Directories. Select one, using its corresponding radio button, and click the ‘Access, Selected Directory’ button.
You will now see a Directory Search page, where you can choose a specific topic using a drop-down menu. Scroll through the list until you’ve identified the name of the journal that you’d like to see more information about, and click on “Review” to the left of the title. A 3- to 4- page PDF document will be displayed. Information provided is pretty straightforward – a first page shows a table summarizing the journal’s submission process, followed by a set of manuscript guidelines regarding audience, style, article preparation, etc.As a case in point, use the ‘Education Curriculum & Methods’ directory. Choose the ‘Specific Topic’ of “Foreign Language”. Now click on ‘Review’ for the “Journal of Second Language Writing”. Scrolling down, we see a 10% acceptance rate, a 26-30 page manuscript length, and a ‘Submission of Articles’ section.