HOW TO PUBLISH AN ARTICLE IN AN INDEXED SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL : HOW TO PUBLISH AN ARTICLE IN AN INDEXED SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL Dr. Azadeh Asgari How to Write a Journal Article : How to Write a Journal Article This Workshop Is About not Slide 3: HOW TO PUBLISH AN ARTICLE IN A SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL This Workshop Is About Slide 4: How lucky are those who already have published ISI articles?
Isn’t it fortunate to have my article published in ISI or other Indexed Journal?
How veered is it to have my article published in an international journal?
Isn’t it veered that some of my students can publish their articles in ISI journal but I have not done it myself yet?
How can my colleague have their articles published in journals, but I have not done it yet?
Why I cannot write an article to be accepted in scientific journals
Why I don’t write an article to be accepted in scientific journals?
Why my article has already been rejected?
What can I do to expedite my journal writings?
Which journal will publish my article faster? Heart Burning Questions WHAT IS THE BIG DEEL? : WHAT IS THE BIG DEEL? We Are Not Incapable Your Are Not That Knowledgeable In Having the Job Done Slide 6: Knowledge is the perception of the agreement or disagreement of two ideas -- john locke (1689)
Knowledge is information that changes something or somebody -- either by becoming grounds for actions, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action." -- Peter F. Drucker Knowledge Concept Lets Take Few Steps In Having Our Article Published : Lets Take Few Steps In Having Our Article Published Identify your Audience and Type of Publication : Identify your Audience and Type of Publication Is your audience local, regional, national or international?
Who is your audience (e.g. teachers, researchers, general public)?
Is your paper suitable as a magazine article? Book? Research note? Literature review? Or a journal article?
If it is an article for a journal, do you:
Write an article for a specific journal?
Find a journal for your article? Choosing the Correct Journal : Choosing the Correct Journal Research the journals in your field:
Library, publishers' websites, e.g. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Talk to peers
Identify the type of journal most appropriate for your article (general, niche?)
Familiarize yourself with the aims and scope of the journals in your field Assessing the Best Journal for Your Article : Assessing the Best Journal for Your Article Is it international?
Is it peer reviewed, and how long will this take?
Who is the editor?
Who is on the editorial board?
Who publishes in the journal?
Is it in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI®) database?
Is the journal available online and/or in printed form?
Is it published by a major international publisher or association/learned society?
Does the journal currently have a "Call for Papers" out for a specific topic you are interested in writing about? Writing for Your Chosen Journal : Writing for Your Chosen Journal Look at previous papers to get a feel for what is accepted
Check the aims and scope statement again
Take note of the maximum extent (word count) of the submission
Follow any submission guidelines carefully
Quote from previous papers (show awareness of the literature)
Send an abstract to the editor Preparing the Journal Manuscript : Read the "notes for contributors" or "instructions for authors" carefully
Ensure the article is correctly formatted and referenced.
It is always best to check the journal's preferred stylebook for reference formatting, and to format your references accordingly.
It is recommended manuscripts submitted for review be double-spaced, and set in a font for easy reading.
Most journals also prefer a covering page with the papers title, authors, and author affiliations.
Write an abstract
Assure that if the journal requires a specific set of headings (e.g. "Materials and Methods", "Conclusions") that your paper is authored to follow this style. If there are no specific guidelines for headings, it is still recommended you use headings to separate major ideas in your article. Preparing the Journal Manuscript Preparing the Journal Manuscript : Preparing the Journal Manuscript Ensure references cited in the text appear in the bibliography. In-text citations not referenced in this way will otherwise need to be added during production.
Expand any acronyms. Remember your audience is international.
Check spelling and grammar. Pay special attention to whether the journal you are writing for specifically requests "American" or "English" spelling.
Figures, tables and photographs.
Check they are ALL present, and are referred to in the text of your paper.
If images are embedded in the text, you also need to include high resolution (300dpi or better) versions as separate files.
Consider how figures and tables will appear in the journal. Make sure that enlargement or reduction of any photos will be possible without loss of meaning. Additionally, bear in mind that tables with too many columns or rows may be hard to read in print.
Ensure you have the correct copyright clearance for any material in your paper that is already © to a third party, e.g. pictures.
Ask a colleague to read your paper prior to submission.
Is there an online article submission facility (e.g. Manuscript Central™ or a dedicated journal email box) or does the journal require hard-copy submission? Reasons for rejectionWays to avoid rejection : Reasons for rejectionWays to avoid rejection Professor David Phillips (University of Oxford), Editor of the Oxford Review of Education, has offered the following ten explanations of why articles are rejected:
The article not ready, only a draft
The article is too parochial (will not appeal to a wider, international audience)
Poor English (if English is not your first language, seek help)
Manuscript is poorly prepared (see 5 above)
Too short or too long (check the article length specified in author guidelines)
Article is submitted to the wrong journal (material not of relevance to readership - check the aims and scope of a journal before submitting to it)
Nothing new is stated or found
Not properly a journal article (e.g. better suited to another form of publication) Slide 15: CONTRIBUTIONS&COMMENTSPlease Share your experiences in your journal publications
experiences in having your manuscript rejected
feelings when received acceptance from ISI journal
guidelines for more successful future publications
personal procedures in journal publications (i.e., team-working)
motives to foster journal publications (other than promotion)
other pleasant experiences Slide 16: Good Luck