How to select a journal ?

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How to Select a Journal ? : 

How to Select a Journal ? Anand Chaudhary Associate Professor Faculty of Ayurveda Banaras Hindu University Varanasi anandayubhu@gmail.com

Content : 

Content Why to publish? What to publish ? Where to publish? How to publish? Peer Review Process Impact Factor Selection of Journal

Why to Publish : 

Why to Publish “Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty.” Madame de Stael

To tell your Research : 

To tell your Research “Research is enlightened and disciplined gratification of scientific curiosity .” Harvey W. Exercitatio anatomica de motucordis et sanguinis in animalibus ,London ,1628.

To make it trusty : 

To make it trusty To report the solution of an important scientific and medical problem To provide an opportunity to validate your work through peer review

To make it a Tool : 

To make it a Tool Research is a Vocation /Profession Research for Material Benefits Rewarding Exercise Criteria of Merit Appointments & Promotions

Conflict of Interest : 

Conflict of Interest Having two reason to publish Primary reason (research ) may be compromised for secondary reason (opportunity) Misconduct in research

Paramount Perception : 

Paramount Perception “Scientific Writing Workshop” Belguam Be Ready for Publication ;

What to Publish : 

What to Publish

Category of Document : 

Category of Document Original articles Review Articles Case reports/Brief communication Letter to the Editor

Meritorious Manuscript : 

Meritorious Manuscript Select a Theme /Title Informal Discussion Assessment of Observations Crystallisation of Result Preparation of Manuscript

Where to Publish : 

Where to Publish

Catalogue of Journals : 

Basic Science Journals Biomedical Journals CAM Journals AYUSH Journals Other Journals Catalogue of Journals

Basic Science Journals : 

Basic Science Journals Nature Science Current Science Phytochemistry

Spiritual Science : 

Spiritual Science

Super Science : 

Super Science

Biomedical Journals : 

Biomedical Journals The Lancet British Medical Journal (BMJ) Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal of Applied Physiology

Prejudice Approach : 

Prejudice Approach

Confirm Conspirator : 

Confirm Conspirator

CAM Journals : 

CAM Journals Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Elegant Expensive : 

Elegant Expensive

Significant Series : 

Significant Series

Ayurveda/AYUSH Journals : 

Ayurveda/AYUSH Journals J-AIM (Indexed with PubMed) AYU (Indexed with PubMed) ASL (Indexed with PubMed) JREIM eJIM

Meritorious Manuscript : 

Meritorious Manuscript

Adorable Durability : 

Adorable Durability

Admirable Attitude : 

Admirable Attitude

Galaxy : 

Galaxy

‘Other’ potential Journals : 

‘Other’ potential Journals Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Indian Journal of Pharmacology Indian Journal of Experimental Biology Indian Drug

Affirmative Ayurveda : 

Affirmative Ayurveda

Rationale Ayurveda : 

Rationale Ayurveda http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/5071/1/IJTK%208%283%29%20346-351.pdf

How to Publish ? : 

How to Publish ? “A drug is a substance which, if injected into a rabbit, produces a paper. ” Otto Loewi

Publishing Protagonist : 

Publishing Protagonist Authors Editor Reviewer Reader

Promising Practices : 

Promising Practices For publishing to truly advance the field ,All protagonists need to act ethically at all time http://vision.psy.mq.edu.au/~peterw/MSsorter.PDF

Domain Division : 

Domain Division

What to consider when picking a journal : 

What to consider when picking a journal Match between your paper and scope of Journal Reputation of Journal and its editorial board Customer service of the Journal

Master Matching : 

Master Matching Your goal in publication to showcase your work Better Chances of Acceptance

Reputation of Journal : 

Reputation of Journal Highest impact factor Highest non review and rejection rate Frequently require additional data However Journal with the high impact factor assumed better and science published their in treated with respect .

Customer Service of Journal : 

Customer Service of Journal How quickly do they review ? How quickly do they publish ? How fairly do they review ? How helpful are their reviewers ?

Limitation of Journal : 

Limitation of Journal High “Page Pressure” Sacrifice of observations Means not enough data published to satisfy rival professionals They will have a chance to focus on flaw and skeptical

How do they decide to accept ? : 

How do they decide to accept ? Is the study of high interest to their Readers Is the study create high impact in advancement of field. Over all excellence inherited there But they may be biased

How do they reject ? : 

How do they reject ? Poor or sloppy writing Grammatical error Lack of clarity Salesmanship DELICATE BALANCE

Points for acceptance of Manuscript : 

Points for acceptance of Manuscript Title -Should states the major result of study Means not what you did ,but what you learn Result ,observation , discussion -Used augmentative core for credibility of your paper

Authors Agenda : 

Authors Agenda

End Result is : 

End Result is

Peer Review Process : 

Peer Review Process Your Subtopics Go Here

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Purpose of Peer Review : 

Purpose of Peer Review Technical: Quality of science Subjective: Interesting, important, and relevant ? Influences what science enters the public domain Assists authors and editors in publishing quality research. http://www.parliament.uk/documents/post/pn182.pdf

Protocol for Authors : 

Protocol for Authors Be Professional and respectful Respond all criticism with an appropriate revision Or a reasonable explanation why a revision has not been done To some degree this is a negotiation process

Negotiation Nobility : 

Negotiation Nobility One can challenge reviewers and editorial comments ,if one feel that they are unreasonable With Cognate and concise logic and facts But The scientific standards set by (as interpreted by editors must be met ) http://www.itc.nl/library/Papers/hengl_rules.pdf

Reviewer Recommendations : 

Reviewer Recommendations Accept unaltered Revise and accept (Minor revision) Re-assess after revision (Major revision) Reject

Don’t Burn your Bridges : 

Don’t Burn your Bridges Peer review and editorial process: It’s not always perfect ,but it’s the best we have http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/468/2137/1.full.pdf+html

Impact Factor : 

Impact Factor

What is impact factor? : 

What is impact factor? The impact factor of a journal is the average number of citations its each published paper has received during the two preceding years.

Counting of Impact Factor : 

Counting of Impact Factor For example, if a journal has an impact factor of 5 in 2012, then, its papers published in 2010 and 2011 must have received 5 citations each on an average Remember: Impact factor has its own limitations Thomson Reuter's Journal Citation Reports

Choose the journal before writing your manuscript : 

Choose the journal before writing your manuscript

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Popular Literature Scholarly Journals

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What is a ‘Good’ journal? : 

What is a ‘Good’ journal? Must be ‘Peer-reviewed’ (Refereed) Must have ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) Must be indexed with some widely referred database Should focus on a particular specialty /field of science 58 http://the-aps.org/trainees/Symposia/2010%20talks/Barrett-web.ppt

‘Better’ if: : 

‘Better’ if: It is available ‘online’ It is an ‘Open Access’ journal It has an Impact Factor ‘National’ / ‘International’ has limited meaning

‘Convenient’, if: : 

‘Convenient’, if: The time taken for editorial decision is minimum Easy online submission process, manuscript tracking facility Known acceptance rate No article processing fee / color printing charges/ reprint charges / submission fee

Malefic Myth : 

Malefic Myth There are only a few good journals that publish Ayurvedic research .

Reasonable Reality : 

Reasonable Reality Any journal on earth would publish a quality research paper

Therapeutic Treasure : 

Therapeutic Treasure

Global Grace : 

Global Grace

Safety Statement : 

Safety Statement

Scenario of Research Publication in Ayurveda : 

Scenario of Research Publication in Ayurveda 66

Search Process : 

Search Process

PubMed Search : 

PubMed Search “Ayurveda”: 1164 results “Traditional Chinese medicine”: 13236 “Panchakarma”: 34 “Acupuncture”: 17271 “Osteopathy”: 1676 Search performed on 10-10-2012

Research References : 

Research References

Research Reservoir : 

Research Reservoir http://ayushportal.ap.nic.in/

Superb Service : 

Superb Service http://www.avpayurveda.com/

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Take Home Message It is a crime to humanity to hold back the new knowledge from the world that has been generated by using public/private funds.

Conclusion : 

Conclusion Be a potent author to be an architect of an International Intellectual order of Ayurveda.

Thanks & Acknowledgement : 

Thanks & Acknowledgement Dr B S Prasad Dr R R Hiremath Dr K V Hiremath & Dr M B Gundakalle The Chair of session & Learned audience Team BHU Dr K Patwardhan

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