When do you publish a research paper in a journal?
The Catch 22 in research publishing is that few authors work effectively in the process until after they’ve published a few manuscripts. The good news is that experienced journal editors and authors are willing to pass on their secrets of success. Here is their best advice.
What makes an article good for publication in a journal?
The key characteristic of scientific writing is clarity. Before submitting a manuscript for publication, it is highly advisable to have a professional editing firm copy-edit your manuscript. An article submitted to a peer-reviewed journal will be scrutinized critically by the editorial board before it is selected for peer review.
Is it legal to publish your publications on ResearchGate?
Sometimes there is an embargo or vesting period and, after that period, you are allowed to publish or distribute the author version of your paper on your own. You can upload the preprint version.
Why is peer review important when publishing in a journal?
Furthermore, the journal peer-review process is an essential element of publication because no writer could identify and address all potential issues with a manuscript. 1. Do not rush submitting your article for publication.
Can a journal publish more than one manuscript at a time?
Research ethics and policies of all scholarly journals suggest that authors should submit a manuscript to only one journal at a time. Doing otherwise can cause embarrassment and lead to copyright problems for the author, the university employer and the journals involved.
Can a paper be published in an Elsevier journal?
The question behind the work is not of interest in the field. The work is not of interest to the readers of the specific journals. For more advice, check out the step-by-step guide How to Publish in an Elsevier Journal or Publishing Campus.
How do you submit an article to a journal?
Go to the Author’s Guide (or similar) on the journal’s website to review its submission requirements. Once you are satisfied that your paper meets all of the guidelines, submit the paper through the appropriate channels. Some journals allow online submission, while others prefer a hard copy.  Submit your article to only one journal at a time.