I was asked by my research advisor to write an article/short paper for publishing about our findings in an experiment we've been running. He's been (I feel) intentionally vague about where I should look to publish this in... So I need some advice. Without giving much away, the field/subfield is Condensed Matter Physics/Thin Films. Essentially over a course of dozens of runs with widely ranging parameters, we've found evidence that suggests a more stable configuration of TixCy at high temperatures, despite the ratio of Ti:C varying from 70:30 to 49:51. The synthesis technique is not new nor particularly exciting, but the results might suggest why its so difficult to obtain the stoichiometric ratio we're really looking for. So.. WHERE in the world could I publish this? Most of the journals available to me via sciencedirect are focused on novel techniques or new synthesis, whereas this is something interesting about a known coating. Thin Solid Films is out, as is Surface Coating and Technology as it doesn't fall within the scope of their publishing aims. So I'm kind of at a loss of how to compare journals and what they accept and how prestigious they are and their impact. Also, if it matters, this is my very first chance/opportunity at publishing and I'm an undergrad physics student in the US.