Ensure your article is a good fit for the journal. It is considered bad form amongst academic publishers to submit an article to multiple scholarly journals at the same time; instead, the expectation is that authors only submit an article to one publisher at a time, and you will need to find out if your article has been rejected by a publisher before you can submit your work to another journal.
Since you could potentially wait many months to hear whether or not your article has been accepted, spending some time researching which journal is most likely to publish your work is time well-spent. There are a number of ways that you can identify journals that might be the right fit for your article:
Check previous papers
Consult with colleagues
Search Scopus or a journal database
Search for information about journals in a chosen subject area through Scopus
Look up a journal's website and look at the journal's instructions to authors or call for papers
Look up an article in the journal and see how the article is structured and presented:
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There are a number of different ways to find journal’s impact ratings and acceptance rates:
Keep in mind that the higher ratings usually equate to lower acceptance rates - that is, the more prestigious the journal, the harder it is to get an article accepted for publication. When you're considering which journal to submit your article, think about your goal for the article - it might be worth submitting to a journal with a lower ranking if it means that you have a better chance of getting published.