Have you considering open-access publishing? Research made available via this free and publicly-accessible medium is becoming increasingly cited and many open-access journals are now peer reviewed.
Two models of Open Access: OA Self Archiving (repositories) VS OA Publishing (OA Journals)
Self-Archiving: The Other Route to Open Access
OA journals are not the only way to achieve free access to scholarly literature. Authors can retain the right to post their articles by submitting addendum's such as the CIC author addendum. Even if you are publishing in a commercial journal and didn't retain your rights (copyright), you may still be able make your work freely available online by depositing it in a digital repository. In fact, a strong majority of publishers allow this practice (you can check the policies of specific publishers using the SHERPA database).
Insitutional Repositories, e.g. INDIGO (UIC's Institutional Repository)
Subject or discipline repositories, e.g.