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Biology: Subject Guide: Write | Cite | Publish

Citation Tools

EndNote is a paid citation manager, but it is available for free to GSU students, faculty, and staff from the GSU software downloads page. For help, check out the GSU EndNote Libguide.

Zotero is a free citation management tool supported by GSU Library faculty. For help, check out the GSU Zotero LibGuide.

Mendeley is a free citation management tool that also incorporates social networking features for researchers.


Where to Publish - Evaluate Journal Impact

Journal Citation Reports

Take a look at the Journal Citation Reports and see which journals rank high in your field. At the same time, you also need to consider which journals can help you increase your research impact.

Open Access journals - more readers, greater impact!

  • Freely available online
  • Authors retain copyright

How can you provide Open Access to your work?

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A DOI is a unique and persistent identification number for the digital object with which it is associated. DOIs are commonly assigned to online scientific articles. Many journals now require DOIs to be included in references. More about DOI.

Have a DOI and need to find out the citation?

Go to the DOI Resolver page, type in the DOI string and click on "Submit". If you are on campus, the DOI Resolver will take you to the "Find it at GSU" page. This page not only shows you the citation of the article, but also shows you if we have the article electronically or in print. If we don't have it in either form, an ILL link will show up so you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Have the citation and need to find out its DOI?

Go to the CrossRef Simple Text Query page, paste your reference in the box provided and click on "Submit". It will provide the DOIs if available.

Note: Some articles don't have a DOI.