How to publish a scientific article in Scopus in 2022?Марина Дей
Every esteemed scientist knows that the final product of his scientific activity today is a scientific article – as a report on the work done. We have already said before that ukrainian legislation in the science field requires a scientist to have a publication in a journal indexed in Scopus or WOS. In addition, the availability of such publications affects the university’s ranking, also is taken into account while licensing and accreditation, enables scientists to become recognized in international scientific circles and is of course a part of the project application for funding from international donors.
We decided to make a short guide for the author: how to publish a scientific article in modern realities?
Scopus and the Web of Science, the giants of the scientific publishing that store hundreds of thousands scientific works, are recognized as authoritative bases all over the modern world. Having authority and a huge influence on the scientific world, the requirements in these bases are appropriate. Whether you have a couple of posts in Q2 or Q1? – You have a career advancement. So, let’s consider the main points and nuances that the author encounters during the implementation of his project, when they are published in scopus!
1. The material is written, but is it good?
As we have already mentioned – in most cases, the publication is a scientist’s report on his work. The results of his observations and analysis, comparisons and logical conclusions. So, you already have got the material – what to do with it next? The most important thing before submitting – be sure to submit the work for audit. This is necessary in order for your scientific work to be professionally evaluated. This way you will find out if the material is suitable for publication. Recommendations, what needs to be changed or added, or something to be removed altogether. Often, the author himself or a group of authors cannot objectively evaluate the fruit of their work, so for the initial audit you can contact your colleagues or give this opportunity to the E-SCIENCE SPACE team. We have extensive experience in the publishing market, and we know exactly what an article for a journal should look like.
2. Translation of a scientific paper using Google Translate?
No, no, no, and once again no… We are often faced with the fact that material written in the native language has meaning, a significant contribution to science and is valuable itself, but after reviewing the translation – it seems that the presented article has got a completely different meaning. No matter how professional you are in your field, and no matter who your translator is, in 90% of cases you will receive a letter from the reviewer: “The manuscript needs to be checked by a native speaker, I did not understand what you meant.” You shouldn’t be afraid of such phrases, reviewers can also be not native speakers, and they ask you to read your article in order to make sure that it is translated correctly, with all the semantic turns. Send the already translated material to the native speaker, if he is not even an expert in your field. E-SCIENCE SPACE employs professional linguists-translators who can provide you with this service.
3. Targeted selection of journals or pointing a finger at the sky?
The vast majority of scientific publications have a narrow specialization and focus, and only 5% of all have a multi-disciplinary subject area. What does it mean? That you will not be able to publish an article about the legal aspects of the EU in a journal about the formation of law in Asia (except in a comparative article). First of all, you should pay attention to the publishing house, this will guarantee that you will not fall for predators, as this is a common practice today. In a simplified way, you can use articles from journals which can be a source for the foundation of your article. But it is worth noting that in practice, journals “love” unique topics never published before, especially in their publication. Your colleagues can also recommend you. All scientific journals should be checked in the database for indexing. This type of service is provided by our company. We guarantee a quality selection of the publisher to suit your requirements.
4. Article designing according to all the classic parameters (IMRAD, APA Style), or design for a specific journal
Writing the material is one of small parts of the entire work. The essence itself must be packed in a presentable wrapper. A lot of journals require authors to submit articles in their own style. Yes, you need to take into account citations in the text, literature, footnotes, indents, tables design and even the style of the text (not everyone accepts the text in Times New Roman). One would think this is nonsense and you can just send a Word file, but scientific publications are fundamental, and without it you risk getting rejected immediately. In addition, for a successful submission it is necessary to correctly design the Cover Letter, this is a success of the article acceptance by 50%.
5. Communication with the editorial office
You need to understand that sending a manuscript is just the beginning of a long journey. Then you will have several rounds of reviewing, editing, correcting and then a publication and indexation is possible. It is also necessary to be able to communicate with the editorial office in compliance with all the requirements of official correspondence, and most important, compliance with all deadlines set by the editorial office. So, the author may simply lose the letter in the mailbox and not find out that the deadline for submitting the corrected manuscript has expired, as well as the possibility of publication. A scientist should create a manuscript, and technical aspects must be entrusted to professionals – E-SCIENCE SPACE.
6. Acceptance and publication
Congratulations, you need to look for a new journal. In experience, every scientist knows that the article is not accepted by the first journal, and sometimes not by the 10th. This can be influenced by many factors, and until your article finds “its” journal, it may become obsolete and irrelevant. Don’t waste your time, everyone should do what he does very well. We can help you with that.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Having more than 5 years of experience in publishing field – we can answer one thing: trust the professionals! A nuclear physicist will not be able to develop a financial plan for the company – it is not his hobby. And concerning this case. If you want a quality work to be done – give it to those who are an expert in it. The advantage will be saved time, for yourself family or science, confidence in the publication and the main thing is implementation on time. We will guide you from the beginning to the last item on this list, but now with a real publication and indexing (https://e-science.space/en/services/publishing-in-the-scopus-journals/).
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