Elsevier

10 Reasons Why Elsevier Journals Reject Your Article (part 1)

Publishing an article is an essential part of a researcher’s professional success. But publishing an article in influential and reputable journals can be a challenge. All authors feel frustrated when reputable journals reject their articles. However, if this happens to you, you should know that you are not alone. Influential journals, like Elsevier, are infamous Read more about 10 Reasons Why Elsevier Journals Reject Your Article (part 1)[…]

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How to Select a Translation Service for Your Academic Paper

Over the years, English has become the unofficial lingua franca of the research community. Unfortunately, the articles written in languages other than English are read by fewer people. But this gap between English and non-English articles can be bridged. Today you can easily find many translation service providers online. However, translating academic papers requires a Read more about How to Select a Translation Service for Your Academic Paper[…]

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Manuscript Withdrawal after Submission

When the article submission process is completed, the next step is the initial review by the journal editor and then the peer review. You will have to wait for their response during this process. However, in some cases, you may want to withdraw your article. For example, you may want to add important points or Read more about Manuscript Withdrawal after Submission[…]

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ISI, Scopus, or PubMed: How to Find the Best Journal Based on its Index? (part 1)

As science becomes increasingly participatory and multidisciplinary, researchers need to make sure that their research is reviewed as soon as possible. Researchers who want to publish their papers look for a journal that is indexed by leading and reputable databases. Indexing is critical to gaining credibility, superiority, and reputation. As a result, it also affects Read more about ISI, Scopus, or PubMed: How to Find the Best Journal Based on its Index? (part 1)[…]

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How to Know if Your Article is “Highly Cited”? (Part 1)

Nowadays, the mere publication of research is not enough to make a mark in academia. In the academic world, your reputation as a scientist depends on the quality and quantity of your publications and how many times it has been cited. Citation causes the reputation of scientists who made a discovery and were the first Read more about How to Know if Your Article is “Highly Cited”? (Part 1)[…]

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Presentation of Results Through Graphical Abstract

Graphical abstracts are used to summarize the results of an article in a small package so that the person reading the article can see the results at a glance without having to read the entire text. Most articles keep the abstract to a maximum of 250 words (some journals require less). Many readers just want Read more about Presentation of Results Through Graphical Abstract[…]

journal publishing

From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (final)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Presentation and Publishing on PubMed Once your article is ready, the next step is publishing the article in the target journal. In addition, for many researchers and authors, indexing their articles on PubMed is a high priority. There are several ways to submit an article to PubMed. PubMed-indexed journals may submit Read more about From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (final)[…]

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From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (Part 1)

Researchers want to publish their dissertation immediately after defending it. Publication in credible journals archived by PubMed is a dream come true for any researcher. Published articles hosted by PubMed act as a measurable standard of your research success. However, being published in a journal immediately after writing a dissertation is not an easy task. Read more about From Thesis to a Journal Article: Tips for Being Published in PubMed (Part 1)[…]

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Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (Final)

6. Actively connect with other researchers in your field Journal editors often use the reviewers’ suggestions. If you introduce yourself to researchers, your chances of being nominated as a reviewer will increase. Start conversations with fellow researchers and editors while attending conferences. Some journals also invite reviewers to keep in touch with them. This is Read more about Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (Final)[…]

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Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (First part)

Expert tips that are considered by journal editors Entering the world of peer review is not easy. In pursuit of both academic and research advancement, novice scholars are constantly looking for opportunities to take on the role of a peer reviewer. With the right motivation, determination, and tactics, you can successfully start your career in Read more about Do You Want to Become a Peer Reviewer? (First part)[…]

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Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research (final)

3. Perform a Thorough Search for the Patent Before filing a patent, you must make sure that this innovation is not anticipated in any other way before you take action. You can perform a comprehensive patent search to confirm this. There are several ways to identify existing patents: 1. You can search reputable databases, such Read more about Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research (final)[…]

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Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research

Obtaining a patent is one of the most important ways to protect intellectual property. To succeed and stay on top of the game, companies need to differentiate themselves from their competitors based on their intellectual property portfolios. A patent prevents your competitors from producing, using, distributing, or improving your innovation in a country or countries Read more about Some Tips on How to Get a Patent for Your Research[…]

journal rejection

Journal Rejections: How Common Are They?

Irrespective of the researcher’s scientific profession, it is very common to be rejected by journals. The acceptance and rejection rate of scientific journals is an important criterion for choosing a journal for submission. However, information on the acceptance (or rejection) rates of journals is rarely available. There are significant differences between different disciplines. For example, Read more about Journal Rejections: How Common Are They?[…]

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Why is Copyright Licensing and Attribution Important to Researchers?

Copyright is a legal document for authors that protects their work from being used by others without their consent and reference. Copyright has a limited duration (up to 100 years after the author’s death) and its own legal requirements (usually depending on the country). Although there are specific international agreements to protect the work around Read more about Why is Copyright Licensing and Attribution Important to Researchers?[…]

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The structure of a research paper

Academic papers are written based on a conventional pattern of format and language. In fact, most journals provide authors with guidelines for font type, font size, margin, spacing, etc. They can also have specific guidelines about the outline and structure of the article. In addition, some journals might have rules about the structure of each Read more about The structure of a research paper[…]

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Why Should You Organize a Scientific Conference or Workshop?

Researchers often focus so much on laboratory work and publishing papers that they often forget another important aspect of a successful profession: professional networking! One way to get out of the lab and meet new colleagues is to hold a conference or workshop. Conferences are usually large events focused on presenting research, while workshops are Read more about Why Should You Organize a Scientific Conference or Workshop?[…]

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ResearchGate Removed 1.7 Million Articles in a Copyright Dispute

ResearchGate finally surrendered to the copyright violation charges after a dispute with publication giants, such as Elsevier and Wiley. It was decided that this site should restrict access to approximately 1.7 million online articles. The publishers considered this a great victory on their side. Read this post to find out more about ResearchGate and its Read more about ResearchGate Removed 1.7 Million Articles in a Copyright Dispute[…]

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What is an Opinion Article?

People write opinion articles to share their views on a contemporary issue. But these articles should also have a significant contribution to the repository of scientific texts. In addition, unlike scientific research articles, opinion articles are more concise and have a clear view. In fact, they should provide a balanced view of the topic in Read more about What is an Opinion Article?[…]

Paper mills

Paper Mills: A Rising Concern in the Academic Community

A good publication record is one of the essential criteria for promotion, becoming a faculty member, and earning grants for future projects. The pressure to publish more articles leads the researchers towards engagement in unethical practices, such as buying fake research papers. Academic fraud, including data distortion, image manipulation, and fake peer review, has plagued Read more about Paper Mills: A Rising Concern in the Academic Community[…]

Statistical analysis

Statistical Errors to Avoid When Writing Your Manuscript

Research, reproducibility, and reliability. These are the keywords when it comes to good science. As scientists, we try to prove that our results are significantly different. My colleague wished there was a “Journal of Negative Results,” a journal in which tests that did not work were published. Therefore, people would not spend their time trying Read more about Statistical Errors to Avoid When Writing Your Manuscript[…]

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Virtual Defense: Tips for Successfully Defending Your Thesis Online

Defending a master’s or doctoral thesis is an important event that you have been anticipating for years. This is the day you want to proudly share your work with anyone who has been a part of this adventure. Supervisors and colleagues are eager to hear the main applications and key concepts of your research. Everything Read more about Virtual Defense: Tips for Successfully Defending Your Thesis Online[…]

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How Much Self-Plagiarism Is Allowed?

Most researchers believe that plagiarism can never be accepted. They also agree that some types of plagiarism are more serious than others. For example, complete plagiarism is when a person takes a project or article written by another person and submits it as their own name. This is more serious than accidental plagiarism in which Read more about How Much Self-Plagiarism Is Allowed?[…]

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How do Find the Perfect Research Co-author?

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of articles written by several authors in various academic disciplines. The knowledge that is shared in teams expands the scope of science. Collaborating and co-writing with other researchers has many benefits. For instance, it makes the research more efficient because each writer brings his/her expertise into Read more about How do Find the Perfect Research Co-author?[…]

citation generators

Are Online Citation Generators Useful?

When preparing a manuscript, a citation generator can help you create a list of references and citations based on your preferred style. Scientific research is sometimes based on the findings of previous research. There are various online citation generators, such as Easybib, Bibme, and Cite This For Me. Aside from original research, review articles can Read more about Are Online Citation Generators Useful?[…]

research methodology

What is Research Methodology?

Research methodology is defined as a systematic way to solve a research problem by collecting data using various techniques, providing an interpretation of the collected data, and drawing conclusions about the research data. A research method is fundamentally the blueprint of the research or study. Methodology vs. Methods “Methodology” and “methods” are mistaken for each Read more about What is Research Methodology?[…]

Fast Publication

Need Fast Publication? Read This Article

During the COVID-19 epidemic, the need for fast publication of papers was felt more urgent than before. There are obvious benefits to publishing research results as soon as possible. For instance, researchers can share important discoveries with each other and with the general public around the world. At best they can help the efforts made Read more about Need Fast Publication? Read This Article[…]

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When Can Peer-Reviewer Comments Be Modified by Journal Editors?

For a young researcher, any paper that gets published is very important. As any researcher knows, writing a paper requires a lot of time and resources. When a paper gets to peer examination, the author eagerly awaits the results. The next step is to closely read through all of the peer review comments and do Read more about When Can Peer-Reviewer Comments Be Modified by Journal Editors?[…]

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ISI, Scopus, or PubMed: How to Select the Best Journal Based on Its Indexing?

As science becomes increasingly collaborative and inter-disciplinary, researchers have to ensure that critical research is tapped in time! Researchers who want to publish their studies try to find a journal that is indexed by prominent and leading databases. Indexing is crucial for the credibility, outreach, and reputation of the journal which has a significant influence Read more about ISI, Scopus, or PubMed: How to Select the Best Journal Based on Its Indexing?[…]

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Eight Steps to Developing an Effective Outline

Preparing an effective outline is the most important step in the process of producing a manuscript for publication in a journal. The outline bears roughly the same relation to the final manuscript as an architectural blueprint does to a finished house. The purpose of an outline is to divide the writing of the entire paper Read more about Eight Steps to Developing an Effective Outline[…]

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Writing Clearly

Writing clearly means presenting your argument and evidence logically and creatively. If you put your noteworthy arguments in embellished prose, it might not attract enough attention. But it should be noted that clear writing needs effort. In addition to a knowledge of basic grammar and syntax, it requires a good ear, a sense of proportion, Read more about Writing Clearly[…]

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Can Negative Results Be Significant?

Any scientific research involves testing a hypothesis through an experiment. If the results of the experiment support the hypothesis, it is considered positive and worthy of publication. However, if the results of the experiment contradict the expectations of the researchers, it means that the hypothesis was wrong. These findings are called negative results and most journals do Read more about Can Negative Results Be Significant?[…]

Using DOI in Citations

DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier and is a string of letters, numbers and symbols used for identification of an article or document and link to it on the web. By the help of a DOI your reader will be able to locate a document from your citation. Consider DOI as a Social Security number Read more about Using DOI in Citations[…]

About Peer Review

Many journals use peer review process as a screening process for manuscripts.  In majority of cases, students and young researchers try to publish their work without knowing anything about the peer review process. Peer review is the process of research evaluation and assessment by experts in a specific academic disciplines. Therefore, This process is often Read more about About Peer Review[…]

Tips for Producing an Effective Draft

To write the first draft you need to have detailed notes. If you not have a case at present, preparation of an outline for each section including major headings, sub-headings and paragraphs containing different points may help. At this stage you should turn your notes and outline into a narration. Some people believe that it Read more about Tips for Producing an Effective Draft[…]

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How to Respond to Reviewers

You will receive a letter with some comments from the editor after the submission of your manuscript to your target journal. This letter either means to accept or reject your submitted manuscript. But how to respond to reviewers? If the editor has decided to reject your manuscript, he usually gives some reasons for the decision. Read more about How to Respond to Reviewers[…]

Editing services

How Editing Services Improve Your Work

It surprises me when I see authors think that they can edit their own manuscript. It is good to know that professional authors and PhD candidates usually hire professional editing services. Editing services will improve the quality of your academic papers, thesis, business documents and book manuscripts. Perhaps you believe that your English is good Read more about How Editing Services Improve Your Work[…]

How to Write an Abstract?

Researchers write abstracts to make a selection of their work for presentation at scientific gatherings such as conferences and seminars. Writing a good abstract is not an easy task and many young researchers have no idea how to summarize the results of so many months of work into 300 to 400 words. Nonetheless, mastering the Read more about How to Write an Abstract?[…]

The Things You Should Know about Indexing

Authors in recent years have been more and more looking for indexed journals to publish their articles and prestigious journals are those that are covered by a number of abstracting and indexing services. In fact, the higher the number the more prestigious is considered the journal. But what is an “Index Journal”?  In the forthcoming Read more about The Things You Should Know about Indexing[…]

DRJI

Journal Indexing and DRJI Scores

Publishing scientific articles in indexed journals have one definite advantage: It ensures that all subscribers to that journal will read and cite your work. Because of the high number of journals, the number of subscribers to the journal may not be very high. Some researchers may not have subscription to indexed journals; so, how do Read more about Journal Indexing and DRJI Scores[…]

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