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Faculty Publishing: A Guide for Publishing, Tenure Review, and Promotion


Contact a Librarian

Tracking down cited references, finding journal acceptance rates and locating data to judge the prestige of a journal can be difficult.

A librarian is available to assist you. Contact one directly or schedule an appointment for in-depth research assistance. You may choose to meet with a librarian in-person or by telephone. This appointment service is available Monday-Friday.

Library Guidance for Faculty Publishing and Assessment


Deciding Where to Publish

The Library offers many resources to help you in deciding where to submit your work for publication.  

  • Serials Directory, a Library Database, offers comprehensive information on U.S. and international periodicals, including description, where indexed and abstracted, publisher, frequency, price, and more.
  • Consider publishing your work in an Open Access repository or journal.  Go to the Author's Rights , the Open Access or DigitalCommons@Fairfield to learn more.



For more guidance please go to the Journals: Acceptance Rates tab

  To gather data on the prestige of a journal go to the Journals: Impact and Immediacy Factors tab



 Determining Impact of your Scholarship

You've been published -congratulations!  Now what? You will want to determine what impact your published works are having, especially in your field.

Please go to the Cited Reference Searching tab to learn more.