Where to publish?
- Journal Citation Reports – Official source of impact factors. The WoS ratings (quartile Q1-Q4) of the journal is also available here, on the profile page of the journal. This service requires a subscription and is only available via the university network.
- Scimago Journal & Country Rank – The most popular journal ranking service, available without subscription. Scimago also ranks by quartile (Q1-Q4), but beware, this ranking is not the same as the WoS ranking. Some sites (e.g. MTMT) use the Scimago ranking, others (e.g. MTA) use the WoS ranking.
- The Nature Index journals – The Nature index journals have the highest prestige in science. Unfortunately, in the research fields of the Faculty most of these journals are not relevant, but if someone manages to get an article published in a Nature index journals, it has serious news value and boosts the Faculty’s image enormously.
Recently, the Open Access model has become increasingly popular among journals, where, unlike the traditional model, you pay for publishing the article, but not for accessing it. The University’s subscriptions to the scientific literature offer numerous OA publishing opportunities, including popular journals from major publishers. The vast majority of these opportunities are unrestricted, meaning that any article published with a BME affiliation is automatically published for free. Some of them (e.g. IEEE journals) impose an annual quota for OA articles. It is worth taking advantage of these opportunities, as OA articles have much higher visibility, reach many more researchers. The current list of OA journals subscribed by the University is available at the link below:
It is worth noting that the MDPI publications, popular for their fast review and publication times, are highly divisive. A significant part of the scientific community considers all MDPI journals almost predatory, even if some are highly ranked Q1 journals. It should be noted that some jury members may give these journals less weight/value when evaluating publications.
The professional community often considers certain conference articles to be more valuable than journals, but we have to accept that not all plenaries recognise this. One reason for this is that for conferences there is no widely used measure is available such as the impact factor or quartile for journals. Nevertheless, there are sites where you can check the conference, it is worth taking a look before submitting:
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Department of Networked Systems and Services, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Műegyetem rkp. 3., H-1111 Budapest, Hungary.
„This work was supported by the OTKA X-XXXXXX grant.”
„Supported by the «Pályázott_ösztöndíj_pályázati_kódja» New National Excellence Program of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology from the source of the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund.”
„This work was supported by the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.”
„The research reported in this paper is part of project no. BME-NVA-02, implemented with the support provided by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary from the National Research, Development and Innovation Fund, financed under the TKP2021 funding scheme.”
„This research was funded by the National Research, Development, and Innovation Fund of Hungary under Grant TKP2021-EGA-02.”
- AI National Laboratory:
„The research presented in this paper was supported by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office within the framework of the Artificial Intelligence National Laboratory Programme.”
- Quantum National Laboratory:
„The research presented in this paper was supported by the Ministry of Innovation and Technology and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office within the framework of the Quantum Information National Laboratory Programme.”