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How to publish a scientific article

Step-by-step guide how to publish a scientific article
Step-by-step guide how to publish a scientific article
Alex Malov 11-05-2021

It is the publication of a scientific article that is the main result of the reserarch work done for every scientist. Presenting the paper, the author presents to the scientific community the outcomes of research and conclusions, offering to participate in futher discussion. However, in addition to presenting the results of the work, publications show the priority of a scientist or group in solving a particular scientific problem.

How to publish a scientific article

How do you get your research paper published?

  1. Write an article

    So, you have recently completed your research and are ready to share its results with the scientific world. It's time to write and publish your article. It should be written in a scientific style, comply with the rules for writing a scientific publication, be objective and logical.

    Academic articles are built according to the following steps:

    • Introduction;
    • Description of methods and methodology of research;
    • Results;
    • Discussion;
    • Conclusions.

    When preparing the manuscript, consider the need to justify the novelty of the research and the relevance of the topic.

    Upon completion of the work, contact your colleagues and ask them to comment on your text and point out mistakes. This will save you time in the future, because you may miss crucial points you not have noticed during the preparation of the publication.

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  2. Choose a suitable journal for publication

    In the process of choosing, ask yourself the following questions - to whom the publication should be addressed, whether the journal should be included in the VAK list, whether its impact factor is high. But remember that highly ranked publications are focused on innovative and non-trivial research that has high scientific value. In such journals, there is strong competition for the opportunity to publish an article, and it is often possible to get refused. Think about your article – is it high level research, would the best researchers in the industry read your article with high interest, etc. Perhaps a journal with a slightly lower Impact Factor will be the best choice, as it saves you a lot of time and unnecessary anxiety.

  3. Review the requirements for publications in the selected journal

    Despite the fact that requirements are generally similar from different publishers, make sure that your article fully meets the requirements of a particular journal. Detailed information on the requirements for accepting articles can be found on the journal's Internet page. Pay attention to all details. If you don’t follow full list of requirmenets, it can lead to the fact that the publication will be rejected, and you will lose time. Remember that some journals may require you to provide an abstract to the article and a list of keywords in English or other languages.

  4. Check again the compliance of the article with the requirements of the journal, send the article and get ready for the review process

    There are two types of reviews - internal and external. Internal ones are provided “in-house” meaning in the same institute or department, where researcher work, while external ones are provided by specialists from third-party higher educational institutions. Additional edits may be required during the review. In some cases, an article is reviewed by experts who are members of the editorial board of the journal, or are sought by members of the editorial board. It is important to take into account that the process of reviewing an article can take from several days to several weeks, and it is very important to constructively respond to all comments of the reviewer.

  5. Final step

    After making corrections, taking into account comments of the reviewer, the article is accepted for publication in the journal. Congratulations!

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