Publishing Industry and Journal Selection Consultation

Scholarly Publishing Information Hub (SPI-Hub™)

Consultation on the use of a decision-support tool for researchers and prospective authors to facilitate the selection of publication venues and the critical evaluation of scholarly journals, including guidance on developing researcher ORCID and SciENcv profiles.


The publishing industry is continuously changing and there is a clear challenge in evaluating the quality, rigor, and transparency of scholarly journals.  The Center for Knowledge Management developed the Scholarly Publishing Information Hub: SPI-Hub™ to guide researchers and prospective authors through this dynamic publishing landscape.

SPI-Hub™ provides indicators of journal scholarship expressed through metadata in 25 fields (e.g., indexing status in biomedical databases, stated adherence to publishing policies/best practices, reporting of open access policies such as fees and licensing options) and allows prospective authors the ability to holistically gain insights into each journal.  Journals can be identified through several search features, including by specific research topic/area of interest.

SPI-Hub™ is available at  A SPI-Hub™ tutorial is available at

Primary Course Director(s) Credentials

Mallory N. Blasingame, MA

Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, MPH

Annette Williams, MLS



By Appointment 


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