Regazzi JJ, Aytac, S. Author perceptions of journal quality. Learned Publishing 2008;21:225-235. DOI: 10.1087/095315108X288938
Investigates author-perceived quality characteristics of science, technology, and medicine journals, using questionnaire survey, focus groups, and semi-structured face-to-face interviews. The three most important attributes were the reputation of the journal, the estimated length of time to article publication, and the readership of the journal.