Once you have completed your research and have it ready for publication there are a couple of steps you can take to ensure it has the greatest impact. Publish your research in journals that have a high impact. Use journal rankings to establish the top performers in your research field and submit your research to them. It should be noted that ranking information should always be combined with judgments based on a researcher’s own expert knowledge, e.g. the credentials of the editorial board and a reading of the journal's statement of scope.