How to Design a Perfect Scientific Poster for a Congress?

How to Design a Perfect Scientific Poster for a Congress?

How much do you think a well-designed poster can be effective? Or how well do you think it will attract the attention of the reviewers? Do you think it is enough to choose a very new and applicable topic and try your best for researching it? Writing an essay or abstract and designing a proper Read more about How to Design a Perfect Scientific Poster for a Congress?[…]

Different Parts of a Grant Proposal

Different Parts of a Grant Proposal

Most grant proposals contain the following sections: Abstract Like research papers, the abstract is the first part that the reviewers read. A good abstract can make your proposal stand out from the rest. In fact, the institution may first review the abstract and, if approved, submit the proposal to the arbitrators. So it is important Read more about Different Parts of a Grant Proposal[…]

Writing a Research Grant Proposal

Writing a Research Grant Proposal

An external fund is usually needed to succeed in research and it is important to have the proper writing skills for getting this Grant. Because there is so much pressure for publication of the articles and it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a fund. Nowadays, the controversial ideas of the researchers are of little Read more about Writing a Research Grant Proposal[…]

How to Withdraw Your Article

How to Withdraw Your Article

When you are sure about your intention to withdraw your article, you must follow some steps. But we do not recommend article withdrawal. Please use it only in critical cases. Note that journals pay a significant price for reviewing each article. So use it only if you or other writers have a compelling reason. Step Read more about How to Withdraw Your Article[…]

Types of Rejections of the Article

Types of Rejections of the Article

1. Rejection Based on the Editor’s Opinion Before Review: This is usually because your article is not within the scope of the journal, or there is a great literature review in that area. Top journals may reject your article because of its poor writing, grammatical errors or lack of innovation. If this is the case, Read more about Types of Rejections of the Article[…]

How to Avoid Rejection of Your Article

How to Avoid Rejection of Your Article(Part 2)

Try to view your article from the editor’s point of view. You spend so much time researching and preparing your article. Then you submit it and wait for the journal’s decision. Finally, you receive an email from the journal and get excited, but when you read it, you see that your article is rejected. Why?! Read more about How to Avoid Rejection of Your Article(Part 2)[…]

COMMON CAUSES AND MISTAKES LEADING TO THE REJECTION OF AN ARTICLE AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Common Causes and Mistakes Leading to the Rejection of an Article and How to Avoid Them

One of the main reasons of rejection of an article is issues with its structure, subject, and inappropriate translation. You should know that rejection is common in scientific journals. Based on Statistics, 62% of published articles have been rejected by journal reviewers at least once. It is interesting to know that at least 50% of Read more about Common Causes and Mistakes Leading to the Rejection of an Article and How to Avoid Them[…]

How to Choose the Tense of English Verbs in Different Parts of A Scientific Article?(2)

How to Choose the Tense of English Verbs in Different Parts of A Scientific Article? (2)

Verb Tenses in the Methods of the Article In the methods section, we describe what has happened during the study. So it is better to use the simple past tense for verbs. Example: “We tested independently derived cultures for resistance to trimethoprim.” “Cells were transfected, irradiated, and assayed for DNA damage.” When one action occurs Read more about How to Choose the Tense of English Verbs in Different Parts of A Scientific Article? (2)[…]

How to Choose the Tense of English Verbs in Different Parts of A Scientific Article?

How to Choose the Tense of English Verbs in Different Parts of A Scientific Article?

One of the concerns of the researchers writing in English is choosing the correct tense for the verbs. In many scholarly journals, the editorial staff considers using the correct tense to be one of the most important aspects of academic writing. Moreover, the verb tense in always mentioned in the guidelines of different journals. We Read more about How to Choose the Tense of English Verbs in Different Parts of A Scientific Article?[…]

Important Tips for Writing Scientific Articles (Part 2)

Important Tips for Writing Scientific Articles (Part 2)

Edit, Revise, and Edit Again Editing can be a magical step that transforms your article and gives it a more formal look. Editing a scientific paper makes it ready for submission to a journal. If you decide to edit your article yourself, you should stay away from it for a few days after you finish Read more about Important Tips for Writing Scientific Articles (Part 2)[…]

Important Tips for Writing Scientific

Important Tips for Writing Scientific Articles (Part 1)

A quality scientific paper is a combination of a modern, innovative scientific study and flawless writing. Whether you are a novice researcher or someone who has published a number of scientific papers before, writing and submitting a scientific paper for a journal is never easy. This process is very time consuming and tedious. The written Read more about Important Tips for Writing Scientific Articles (Part 1)[…]

Publishing Conference Papers in ISI Journals

Publishing Conference Papers in ISI Journals

Scientific research conferences are held at various regional, national, and international levels. For the conference to fall under any of the above categories, it must have certain characteristics. Conference is an official gathering of professionals and experienced people presenting new scientific projects, research results, and studies performed on a specific scientific topic in the form Read more about Publishing Conference Papers in ISI Journals[…]

How to Cite Tables and Figures in an Article? (Part 2)

Graphs Graphs convey a large amount of data. Their goal often is to show a relationship between two or more items statistically. Do not forget that there should be enough space for describing the relationship between a set of data. For data charts, make sure to: Name all the axes of the graphs Specify a Read more about How to Cite Tables and Figures in an Article? (Part 2)[…]

How to Cite Tables and Figures in an Article?

How to Cite Tables and Figures in an Article?

Most of the scientific articles published each year contain tables, figures, diagrams, images, or maps. Many journals have difficult guidelines for inclusion of such items in an article. It is very important to know how to draw tables and the quality of the images used is very significant. So that the researcher should carefully select Read more about How to Cite Tables and Figures in an Article?[…]

Citation

Citation (Part 2)

Citation style  There are two types of citation styles: Vancouver and the Harvard. However, the Council of Science Editors (CSE) has added another style which is called the footnote reference style. Vancouver Style The Vancouver style contains sequential numbers in the text that are written in brackets or as superscript, or both. These numbers refer Read more about Citation (Part 2)[…]

Components of a Proposal

Components of a Proposal (Part 3)

11. Statistical Population A statistical population is a set of individuals or units with at least one common trait. Typically, in any research the population under study is a statistical population that the researcher would like to study about the variable (s) of its units. 12. Sample Size In general, data represent facts, concepts, or Read more about Components of a Proposal (Part 3)[…]

Components of a Proposal

Components of a Proposal (Part 2)

6. Research Questions The research problem can be expressed as a question in both qualitative and quantitative studies, and often the question form of the problem is preferred because it is simple and expressive, since it leads the researcher to answer these questions. The research questions can be divided into three categories: A – Descriptive Read more about Components of a Proposal (Part 2)[…]

Components of a Proposal

Components of a Proposal

A proposal is the plan of research and a researcher’s guide for executing the research. The purpose of writing a proposal is to get approval for conducting a research project and make it credible. So it is necessary for the researcher to provide the authorities and those who finance the project with a proposal. This Read more about Components of a Proposal[…]

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 5)

Article Acceptance and Publication Once a journal accepts your article, congratulate yourself. Use the valuable self-confidence you have achieved as a driving force for your next research. But don’t get too proud since journals accept hundreds of articles like yours daily from around the world. After the journals accepts the article and before its publication, Read more about 13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 5)[…]

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 3)

Reviewing Process At this stage, the only thing you can do is wait. Besides, you should also prepare yourself for any possible results. The chief editor might accept your article quickly. This is rare and happens only when your research topic is new and interesting. But usually, after an initial review by the chief editor Read more about 13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 3)[…]

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 2)

Preparing Cover Letter A cover letter is a piece of writing that you usually have to submit with the article. In fact, Cover Letter is the first thing that the editor will study.  Actually, the editor makes a decision for your article and chooses a reviewer based on this letter. So it is better to Read more about 13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 2)[…]

Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals

13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 1)

Authors’ Guide After selecting a journal for the publication of your article, you must read its authors’ guide. In fact, you should write your article within the framework of that journal. Otherwise, the chief editor will reject it. Even if the journal accepts it at first, its reviewing will take a lot more time. If Read more about 13 Tips for submitting your manuscript to journals (Part 1)[…]

Content of a Research Paper

Content of a Research Paper

One of the most important aspects of a scientific paper is its scientific content and qualitative value. A paper must report important findings in human knowledge and contain a clear message.So before writing a paper, the researcher must ask her/himself whether his ideas are important enough to be published? Will others benefit from it? Will Read more about Content of a Research Paper[…]

10 Commandments for Writing a Scientific and Attractive Paper

10 Commandments of Writing an Attractive Paper (Part1)

In this article, we will provide you with 10 commandments that would help you write a paper that is not only significant from a scientific point of view but also is attractive for the readers. 1 In architecture it is believed that the shape of an object is in accordance with its function. The same Read more about 10 Commandments of Writing an Attractive Paper (Part1)[…]

Structure of a Descriptive Research Paper

Structure of a Descriptive Research Paper

The methods employed in descriptive research are different from those of field research. So their principles of writing and their structures are different as well. Also, these principles might differ based on the chosen topic. But the general principles of writing descriptive research are the same. Read our article to get familiar with them. Introduction Read more about Structure of a Descriptive Research Paper[…]

Structure of a Field Research Paper

Structure of a Field Research Paper

The general methods and principles governing the reports of scientific research are all based on scientific methods. The American Psychological Association (APA) has provided the authors with a standardized model to facilitate the transfer of research results. The authors can use these principles to prepare their research reports. Almost all top journals in the field Read more about Structure of a Field Research Paper[…]

Structure of a Scientific Article

Structure of a Scientific Article

Writing a research paper requires a plan because the structure of an article is as important as its content. Many research papers are written every day, but only a few of them are published in journals. One of the reasons is the researchers’ inability to correctly organize the structure of their article. This structure differs Read more about Structure of a Scientific Article[…]

Journal Reviewers

Journal Reviewers

Reviewers are the authors and editors’ guide in improving the quality of the articles. They identify the scientific and methodological issues and inform the authors to resolve them. A reviewer’s job is to comment on the manuscript and help the editor decide whether the manuscript is publishable or not. They also help improve the manuscript’s Read more about Journal Reviewers[…]

Authors

Authors

The scientific journal should provide accurate instructions for writing and submitting article manuscripts. This helps the journal to establish a favorable relationship with the authors. This relationship must be honest, professional, and polite. The chief editor and editorial board should have professional interaction with the authors too. They should also make sure that the ethical Read more about Authors[…]

Who Are the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor?

Who Are the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor? (Part 2)

The Role of the Managing Editor The role of managing editor varies in different journals, however, she/he is responsible for the day to day work of the journal and must report to the chief editor. The managing editor defines the work processes and makes sure that they are followed. She/he should manage the budget and Read more about Who Are the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor? (Part 2)[…]

LAUNCHING MANUSCRIPT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM(PART2)

Launching Manuscript Management System(Part2)

Training reviewers (if possible) could improve the quality of a journal’s reviews and moreover enhance the quality of the submitted article manuscripts. However, members of the editorial board are not qualified to train reviewers, but they can supervise their training and develop brochures or guidelines for this purpose. It is also important that both the Read more about Launching Manuscript Management System(Part2)[…]

Who Are the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor?

The editor in chief and managing editor are two completely separate jobs that sometimes have overlapping tasks. These two titles are used interchangeably because the authors and readers of scientific journals and even other types of journals do not know their differences. However, the truth is that they are two different jobs. It can be Read more about Who Are the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor?[…]

Launching Manuscript Management System(part 2)

Other types of review are listed below: Open Review: This method is used in all medical journals, such as BioMed Central and BMJ. Open Peer Review: In this method, all of the submitted articles are published and if the authors can receive favorable opinion from three members of the editorial board, their comments will be Read more about Launching Manuscript Management System(part 2)[…]

Launching Manuscript Management System

The quality of a scientific journal depends on the quality of its content and the reviewers have a critical role in this regard. Journals should not overload their reviewers; furthermore, they should not forget to appreciate the reviewers’ efforts. Besides, the article manuscripts should be initially reviewed before they are sent to the main reviewers. Read more about Launching Manuscript Management System[…]

Responsibilities of a Scientific Journal Office(Part 2)

Article manuscripts may be submitted to the journal through three different methods, namely sending a printed copy, using web-based software, and email. Nowadays many journals prefer the last two methods since they are easier and make the workflow of the journal move forward faster. An online article submission system (which may also be called peer Read more about Responsibilities of a Scientific Journal Office(Part 2)[…]

Responsibilities of a Scientific Journal Office(Part 1)

The success of a scientific journal does not only depend on its scientificity; it also requires precise and accurate management of its publication. One critical issue is managing the manuscripts of submitted or rejected articles. Generally, some of the usual responsibilities of a scientific Journal office include managing article manuscripts and other documents, assessing and Read more about Responsibilities of a Scientific Journal Office(Part 1)[…]

Journal indexing

Indexing

One of the biggest challenges facing scientific journals is being indexed in international and top-rated databases. The benefit of being indexed in such databases, is the availability of the journal to a wide audience, in a short amount of time. Generally, these indexes are classified into three categories: International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Specialized Indexing (e.g. Read more about Indexing[…]

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