I'm currently working on a technical report which will be published by the sponsor organization - and also given significant publicity by them for campaigning purposes.
I'm wondering if it's worth also submitting this for publication in a journal (obviously taking care to fulfil journal requirements for novelty - I expect there are sufficient technical details we can expand on so that won't be an issue).
The question is whether a Q2/Q3 journal publication is viewed as having any more prestige than a tech report with an external sponsor and promoter? The field is computer science.
Addressing DCTLib's question
- In this case I don't think the peer reviewed QA stamp will add much to the research, as it will lag behind the necessary time scale for impact (also if we're lucky our report will encourage a government body to replicate the research, thereby adding their own QA). Not saying it's not worth having, but any time I spend on this is time taken from other work I'm trying to publish also.
- The likely view of hiring/promotion committees is relevant, yes