Wanna Publish Your Research!!
As scholars, we strive to do high-quality research that will advance science. We come up with what we believe are unique hypotheses, base our work on robust data and use an appropriate research methodology as we target to publish the research. As we write up our findings, we aim to provide theoretical insight, and share theoretical and practical implications about our work. Then we submit our manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
For many, this is the hardest part of research. Basically publishing research is an art…..In
research and teaching, we observe several shortcomings in the manuscript preparation and submission process that often lead to research being rejected for publication. Being aware of these shortcomings will increase your chances of having your Research manuscript published and also boost your toll of research publications which enhances your profile and support your career progression.
In this article, intended for doctoral students and other young scholars, we are identifying certain common pitfalls, avoiding those, doctoral students may get better chances to publish their research. There are helpful solutions to prepare more impactful papers- leading to publications. While there are several types of research articles, such as short communications, review papers and so forth, these guidelines focus on preparing a full article (including a literature review), whether based on qualitative or quantitative methodology, from the perspective of the management, education, information sciences and social sciences disciplines.
Writing for academic journals is a highly competitive activity, and it’s important to understand that there could be several reasons behind a rejection. As it is mentioned earlier that research scholars would have to learn the art of research paper publication. Furthermore, the journal peer-review process is an essential element of research publication because no writer could identify and address all potential issues with a manuscript.
- Do not rush submitting your article for publication- if you really want to publish your research !!
- Select an appropriate publication outlet- if you are serious to publish your research !
- Read the aims and scope and author guidelines of your target journal carefully- The key to publish your research !!
- Make a good first impression with your title and abstract- Increasing chances to publish your research !!
- Have a professional editing firm to edit your manuscript, including the main text, list of references, tables and figures…really really important to publish your research !!
- Submit a cover letter with the manuscript
- Address reviewer comments very carefully.
Given the ever increasing number of manuscripts submitted for publication, the process of preparing a manuscript well enough to have it accepted by a journal can be daunting. High-impact journals accept less than 10 percent of the articles submitted to them, although the acceptance ratio for special issues or special topics sections is normally over 40 percent. Scholars might have to resign themselves to having their articles rejected and then reworking them to submit them to a different journal before the manuscript is accepted. Resilience plays a vital part in publishing your research.
The advice offered here is not exhaustive but it’s also not difficult to implement. These recommendations require proper attention, planning and careful implementation; however, following this advice could help doctoral students and other scholars improve the likelihood of getting their research published, and that is key to having a productive, exciting and rewarding academic career.