There are vast numbers of academic journals specifically focussing on many aspects of audiology and ENT in addition to general health journals. To identify the most appropriate journal to submit an article to, it can be helpful to review the foci of the journal and recently published articles. Each journal has its own requirements for articles for publication including restrictions on:
- Word count
- Number of tables or figures
- Structure and headings
Some journals are classed as ‘open access’, meaning they are freely available for any publications accepted, while other journals require a fee (typically upwards of £1,000) to publish with open access. Journals also have an ‘impact factor’, which is based on the scientometric index reflective of the mean number of citations of articles published in the last two years with a higher rating indicating publications from that journal are more frequently referenced. Examples of journals relevant to the field have been listed below.