Top 7 online tools that provide journal recommendation to researchers

Here are useful online resources that provide journal suggestions or recommendation to researchers.

1. Elsevier Journal Finder
Elsevier® Journal Finder helps you find journals that could be best suited for publishing your scientific article. Powered by the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine™, Elsevier Journal Finder uses smart search technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to match your article to Elsevier journals.

2. IEEE Publication Recommender
Search 170+ periodicals and 1500+ conferences. Compare critical points such as Impact Factor and Submission-To-Publication Time. Get all the key data about IEEE publications at a glance.

3. Springer Journal Suggester
Search over 2,500 journals (Springer and BioMed Central) to find the most suitable journal for your manuscript. Easily compare relevant journals to find the best place for publication.

4. Edanz Journal Selector
Edanz is a Hong Kong-based company that provides fee-based services to authors such as copyediting and letter writing. One of its services is a journal finder, at the moment this service is currently free on their website. Among other services described here, this one appears to have the broadest coverage.

5. Journal Article Name Estimator (JANE)
This service originates in the Netherlands. It is limited to journals included in Medline, a database published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Thus, it’s limited to biomedical sciences journals. This one offers an alternative search method to entering your article’s title and abstract — you can enter keywords in a simple search box.

6. Cofactor Journal Selector
This service originates in the UK. Established for two years and has over 50 freelance editors. This one offers an options menu to find journals that match your requirements.

7. Journal Guide
JournalGuide is a free tool created by a group of software developers, former researchers, and scholarly publishing veterans at Research Square. A growing journal database across all academic fields that search, filter, sort and compare journals from more than 46,000 titles.

After all, the best way to become familiar with the top journals in your field is to:

  1. Read may articles in your area of study and take note of where the best ones are published.
  2. Consult with senior colleagues in your department.
  3. Consult with an academic librarian.

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USR Program: Book Donation Drive to Kampung Perigi Acheh Mini Library

Assalammualaikum wb.t & Good Day.

Dear all,

With great pleasure, we would like to announce that UniKL MITEC Al-Ghazali Learning Hub in collaboration with UniKL MITEC Student Development Section, UniKL Library and Duta Jauhar 3.0 are in the midst of raising funds to purchase books/reading materials/bookshelf for our CSR project  “Mini Library” for Perigi Acheh Community.

Fundraising period is from 6 Sept.  – 29 Sept. 2016. The handover of books/reading materials/bookshelf will be held in October 2016 . Details as follows:


Therefore we would like to ask for your kind support to donate new/used books for the benefits of these community. You may also opt to donate cash which is more encouraged to help the development of the mini library (perpustakaan desa).

To donate, kindly liaise with the following person from each campus library.

Library Name Person In-charge Email
Mrs. Ida Noriana
Mrs. Norlizawati
Mr. Khairil Izwan
Mrs. Noorafizah
Mr. Shazali Sarip
Ms. Nurhayati Muzik
Mrs. Suhaila Ishak
Mr. Mukhzani

May the little deeds that we do can help the needy and Insya Allah the reward is abundance.

Thank you.


Infographic: 5 Tips to Improve the SEO for Your Article

Original post by: Helen Eassom (Author Marketing)

Did you know that more than 50% of traffic to Wiley Online Library comes directly from Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines? You can play a key role in optimizing the search results for your article, helping others to find, read, and ultimately cite your work. We’ve put together this infographic which summarizes five top tips for increasing your article’s search engine discoverability.


Infographic: 5 Tips to Improve the SEO for Your Article

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Online Quiz: Elsevier Online Quiz

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Kindly be informed that UniKL Library in collaboration with Elsevier are conducting Elsevier Online Quiz 2016.

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  1. This quiz is only open to the students, faculty and staff of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL).
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  3. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Quiz period and chosen by Elsevier’s internal panel of judges. Decisions of the Panel will be final and binding in all respects.
  4. All winners will be notified via email by 25 November 2016 and a current and valid email address is required in order to claim the prizes. Prize collection must be made from the winner’s institution.
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Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

What is SJR?











As stated in the card, SJR weights citations based on the source they come from.The subject field, quality and reputation of the journal have a direct effect on the value of a citation. SJR also normalizes for differences in citation behavior between subject fields. Further, SJR is calculated by SCImago Lab and developed from Scopus data.

SCImago is a research group from the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), University of Granada, Extremadura, Carlos III (Madrid) and Alcalá de Henares, dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualization techniques.

How can you access and use SJR in Scopus?

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In Scopus there are 4 main places to find a title’s SJR calculation (click on images to enlarge):

  1. The <Browse Sources> page

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2. The Journal Homepage

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3. From the <Source> tab when using the <Analyze search results> feature, and

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  1. The <Compare journals> tool

Let’s look more closely at the <Compare journals> tool (click here to watch the quick video clip). This tool allows you to gain a more complete analysis of the journal landscape. You can select up to 10 journals to upload into graphs for comparative analysis; and then compare the titles using a variety of metrics, including SJR. For example, if you are trying to identify the best and most prestigious journal to publish in, this tool offers helpful insights by allowing you to compare SJR calculations and trends for a set of journals at one time.

To further illustrate how this works, let’s say you are looking for journals relating to Lung Cancer. Go to and:

  1. Click on <Compare journals>
  2. Search for “Lung Cancer” in the search box
  3. Select the journal titles you want to compare
  4. As you make your selections, the graphs will populate

From here, you can see the SJR values for your selected titles over time and compare the titles against each other. This graph can help answer questions like: ‘Is there a journal that seems to be on the rise?’ or ‘Is the journal with the highest value trending upward, maintaining or seem to be declining?’ The graphs give you a bit more visual insight into the measurements over time compared to a table or a singular value.  You can even zoom in to look at a smaller window of time. NOTE: you can also compare the titles based on other metric values, such as SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) and IPP (Impact per Publication), which will be discussed in future posts.

Where can you find SJR values outside of the Scopus platform?

SJR is a publicly available metric and can also be attained outside of the Scopus platform. Here’s how you can access SJR values from outside of

  1. Download the Scopus Source List and find the SJR values from 2013 to 2015 listed in columns I, L and O
  2. Go to search the entire collection of journals covered by Scopus, along with their SJR, SNIP and IPP metrics going back to 1999.
  3. SCImago site:

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Journal Metrics in Scopus: SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

UniKL Library Online Video Tutorial

As social media become increasingly popular, UniKL Library has taken an initiative turn to sites such as YouTube to promote our video tutorials to provide the best guides for our users in using our library resources.

What advantages you will gain through Online Video Tutorials?

  • Can view the video at any time & anywhere.
  • Users are able to learn on demand and when they are motivated.
  • Helpful for users who wish to learn independently, rather than asking for directions.
  • Users can stop for breaks and to repeat sections as needed.
  • Reduce time spend at the library or meeting with librarians to get assistance for your research.
  • Make the information more memorable through the visuals such as video.

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Combating Student Plagiarism

Student plagiarism is an increasing problem in universities and colleges of advanced education with the rise in web‐based information. While plagiarism among university students has always existed, the ease and anonymity of the internet makes it simple to copy the work of others and to pass it off as your own. Despite the threat of plagiarism detection software students persist in copying information without acknowledging its source in the mistaken belief that anything on the internet is copyright free.


Librarian is also responsible for preventing the plagiarism issue among students in higher educational institution by helping the university to develop plagiarism policies. Thus, conducting workshop and training on anti-plagiarism in collaboration with faculties/research centre could be done by library as efforts for plagiarism prevention. Students are encourage to attend the class or workshop conducted by library since it’s important for them to get awareness on the plagiarism issue and therefore, could provide better academic tasks.

Additional reference for plagiarism among students for your further  reading :

Owens, Caleb and White, Fiona A. (2013). A 5-year systematic strategy to reduce plagiarism among first-year psychology university students. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65, 14-21. Retrieved from WILEY, DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12005

Ford, P. J. and Hughes, C. (2011). Academic integrity and plagiarism: perceptions and experience of staff and students in a school of dentistry: A situational analysis of staff and student perspectives. European Journal of Dental Education, 16, 180-186. Retrieved from WILEY.

Vasconcelos, Sonia, et al. (2009). Discussing plagiarism in Latin American science. EMBO reports, 10(7), 1677-682.  Retrieved from WILEY.

Hu, Guangwei and Lei, Jun. (2011). Investigating Chinese University Students’ Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Plagiarism from an Integrated Perspective. Language Learning, 62(3), 813-850. Retrieved from DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2011.00650.x

Evering, Lea Calvert and Moorman, Gary. (2012). Rethinking Plagiarism in the Digital Age. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 56(1), 35-44. Retrieved from DOI: 10.1002/JAAL.00100

Samuels, Linda B. and Bast, Carol M. (2006). Strategies to Help Legal Studies Students Avoid Plagiarism. Journal of Legal Studies Education, 23(2), 151-167. Retrieved from WILEY.

Using Structural Information and Citation Evidence to Detect Significant Plagiarism Cases in Scientific Publications. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 63(2), 286-312. Retrieved from DOI: 10.1002/asi.21651

Rolfe, Vivien. (2011). Can Turnitin be used to provide instant formative feedback? British Journal of Educational Technology, 42(4), 701-710. _ Retrieved from DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2010.01091.x10c

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Library Literacy Class Walk In (LLCWI)

Open to all UniKL Students & Staff

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Additional notes:

*Advance Module: Mendeley Desktop Hands-on Training
(Reference Management and Automated Citation Tools especially for FYP students, Post Graduates, Researchers, etc.)

To book a session:

Simply approach the library staff for LLCWI session or you may contact your respective librarian as below:

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*Advance module ONLY available at selected campus (City Campus, UniKL BiS, UniKL RCMP & UniKL MICET).
To arrange the advance module session at your respective campus, kindly request the session from your campus librarian 3 days in advance.

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