How to publish your article in reputed journals
Research papers/articles are a valuable source of information and help students, faculty, technocrats and researchers learn many things and get access to valuable information. Whereas, journals work as a platform for researchers to publish their works on a public forum and attract the target readers. There are many researchers who have discovered something new and they wish to impart that knowledge to the outside world. Journals are a great way of getting that information out. Published journal articles typically have gone through a strict screening process known as peer review. During the peer review, independent experts provide the author with critical commentary and suggestion to improve their submitted paper. So, the road to publish the journal article isn’t that easy. One has to face numerous rejections. If one desires to publish an article in a reputed journal, one has to follow the steps below:
1. Article preparation
The structure of a research article usually depends on the journal to which the article is being submitted. Many journals have page limits, figure limits, or specific article divisions to which authors must adhere. These are the basic structure guidelines that any journal will follow:
- Title page
- Tables and Table Captions
- Figure and Figure Captions
A scientific article should report your findings and conclusions as clearly and concisely as possible. To achieve this:
- Try to avoid unnecessary words or phrases – keep it simple
- Use active writing when possible.
- Tense is important. For known facts and hypotheses, use the present tense: But use the past tense when referring to experiments you’ve conducted, and also use the past tense to describe results.
2. Find the right journal
Finding the right journal for your article can be key to reaching your target audience. Besides,
- Take into consideration the type of article you’d like to publish (full length, letter, review, micro-article)
- Check the references in your article, to give an indication of possible journals of interest
- Read the journal’s aims and scope on the journal homepage
- Read or download the journal’s Guide for Authors
- Check the journal’s performance for review and publication timelines along with journal metrics
- Check open access
- Submit your paper to only one journal at a time
Understanding the boundaries in scientific research and publishing is a key step in making sure your work gets off to the best start. Scientific misconduct and breach of publishing ethics can take different forms, and be committed knowingly or unknowingly. Examples of misconduct and breaches include:
- Authorship disputes – deliberately misrepresenting a scientist’s relationship with published work
- Conflict of interest – not disclosing to a journal that you have a direct or indirect conflict which prevents you from being unbiased
- Plagiarism – passing off another’s work or idea as your own
- Simultaneous submission – submitting a paper to more than one publication at the same time
- Research fraud – including fabrication (making up research data) and falsification (manipulating research data, tables or images)
- Salami slicing – the ‘slicing-up’ of research that would form one meaningful paper into several different papers
4. Submit and revise your paper
Paper in the correct format is the pre-condition to publish an article in a journal. Careful and beautiful the presentation, a paper will not be published unless it has a clear, sound conclusion. The followings are needed to submit an article in a journal.
- Email addresses of all authors.
- Name, email addresses and affiliations of four possible peer reviewers for your manuscript: none of them should be in the same institution as yourself or have been co-authors with any of the authors of your manuscript within the past five years.
- Correctly formatted manuscript.
- Correctly formatted figures in one of the acceptable formats.
- Compliance with editor’s policies.
- Cover letter that explains why the journal should consider your manuscript and declares any competing interest.
Peer review: After submission, each manuscript is checked for plagiarism, and assessed carefully to determine if it fits the aims and scope of the journal. If journal representatives are enthusiastic about the work, the journal editor will appoint reviewers.
Article transfer service: Several journals operate a complimentary Article Transfer Service. The editor will offer this service if they feel your article fits better with another Elsevier journal; with your approval, your submission will be transferred there.
Check the article status: After submission you can follow the status of your article in the E-tracking, using a reference number that you’ll receive by email. If your paper is accepted for publication, you can follow the publication status through to completion using the ‘track your article’ feature. You’ll receive a reference number and link via email, after final decision.
Articles in press: Accepted articles are published online on INNSPUB journals as an ‘article in press’, and assigned an issue at a later date. You can track your article and
citations throughout this process.
Proofing: Accurate proofreading and clear marking of corrections are essential for the production of a quality article. As soon as your article has been typeset, you’ll receive an email with either a PDF attachment of your article or a link to it on our online proofing system.
When you publish with a journal, you enter into a legal agreement. This means that both we at INNSPUB and you as an author agree to certain rights and responsibilities, and promise to act in a legally-sound manner.
Protecting author rights: Copyright aims to protect the specific way the article has been written to describe the research and its results. Any journal is committed to the protection and defense of its authors’ work and reputations. We take allegations of infringement, plagiarism, ethical disputes and fraud very seriously.
Publishing agreement: In order for Elsevier to be able to publish and disseminate your article, we need certain publishing permissions. These permissions are defined by a publishing agreement between the author and the publisher. You’ll be asked to complete a Journal Publishing Agreement or license during the time between your article’s acceptance and its final version.
Why you publish with INNSPUB?
Of course, you’ll consider other publishers and journals for your article. Why INNSPUB? Because:
- Open access (Gold)
- Peer review (Highly qualified reviewer)
- Indexing and abstracting (Thomson Reuters, Cross ref, DOAJ, ISI, CABJ, Index Copernicus, ResearchBIB, DRJI, IISS, Index Copernicus, Journal Seek, Science Central, DRJI, Uifactor, Scribd, Research Gate)
- High Page Rank 5
- Responsive website