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Kathryn A. Martin Library

Scholarly Publishing

What you need to know about journal impacts, acceptance rates, peer-review status, UMD's institutional repository, and who is citing whom.

Article Processing Charges APCs

An Article Processing Charge (APC) is a publishing fee charged to authors who are publishing in open access journal.  The fee shifts the journal production cost to the author and replaces the subscription charge that libraries and researcher would pay to access an article behind a paywall.

Acceptance Rates

The method for computing acceptance rates may vary among journals.

Typically it refers to the number of manuscripts accepted for publication relative to the number of manuscripts submitted within the last year.

  • Browse the 'information for authors' section of a journal's website
  • Do a Google search for: Journal Title "acceptance rate"

More online and print sources from various fields can be found at these library FAQ pages:
St. John's University: Journal Rankings and Acceptance Rate

University of North Texas Library: Journal Acceptance Rates

American Psychological Association (APA) provides historical data on their affiliated journals and the data can found at the Journal Statistics and Operations Data.

Peer Review Status & Distribution

Additional Acceptance Rate Figures

Where to publish

The right journal for your article

Our scholarly communication blog will provide you with this 10 sources: