Q: Which is the best journal in the field of insect ecology which publishes in less time with no fee?

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I have MS on the influence of temp and CO2 on life table data on pest, which I need to send to journals.

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It would be difficult for someone else to recommend a journal for your specific field; you would be the best person to understand which journal would be a good match with regard to the topic and target audience of your study. 

However, here are some tips that will help you select a suitable journal:

  • You can run a search by subject category on the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) to find relevant journals in your field.
  • You can also use popular journal selection tools that are available online to seek journals that provide decisions within shorter turnaround times.
  • You can look for journals that offer rapid publication. However, make sure that you choose a journal only after thoroughly reviewing the information about the journal/publisher and evaluating the extent to which it is suited to the scope of your research.
  • To avoid falling prey to predatory journals, pay close attention to the information on the journal's website and watch out for promises that may sound too good to be true. 

Once you shortlist potential journals, you can then go to the journal website to check other details based on your publication requirements, such as publication time and publication charges. In general, open access journals have article processing charge (APC), whereas traditional journals don't charge anything except for images in color. You may need to take this into account while filtering down the journal list.

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