CALLING OUT to the scientific community for your advice:
I have a well-written original article that has yet to be published. I had it drafted (manuscript for submission) along with my Ph.D. thesis and since my lab had closed and my thesis advisor retired, I haven't gotten a chance to publish it. During my Ph.D., I had presented it at various congresses and had even gotten recognized at conferences for the data and people had come up asking when I may be publishing that data. It has been 4-5 years now as I have moved to another opportunity after my Ph.D. and never got around to publish that data.
What are my options now? At this point, I am fine to publish it in any journal. Just want to submit it somewhere for public access as I believe this data may be useful for future research. Also, the topic is specific so there is not a lot of research on that theme these days which is a further reason why I think I should publish this. My lab was the only lab at that time dealing with specific genetic mutations (in mice) so I do think this will still be relevant for the field.
Please help! Any advice where I can send this to? and of course, as I have to do it myself, looking for cost and time effective means. like I already said, I am not worried about the impact factor at this point. Just accessibility and the want for people to get access to my research should there be interest. (also note that since the lab closed, I will not be able to conduct any further studies if reviewers request)...