Why should one carefully choose journals before submitting a research paper?
Selecting the right journal is a critical step before submitting your research paper, as it helps maximize the chances of publication. Most specialized and prestigious journals are highly selective about the papers they accept for publication. The careful selection of a journal also helps authors filter out any predatory publishers from among the long list of reputable journals. The Think Check Submit initiative helps authors select the right journal for their publishing requirements. Reviewing the scope and author guidelines of the target journal, identifying the target audience, seeking help from advisors/mentors/experts, and going through previous issues of the target journal reduces the chances of journal rejection. You can also find some useful tips to select a journal here.