Q: How to write the publication expectations in a research proposal?
My supervisor asked me to add a section on publication expectations in my research proposal but I don’t know how to write it.
Your question was a little unclear and I have edited it for clarity. By publication expectations, your supervisor probably means that you need to mention where you would like to publish your article. The quality of a paper is often judged on the basis of the journal's reputation and impact factor. For the same reason, your institution/funding agency may be interested in knowing which journal you aim to publish your research in.
In my opinion, in the section on publication expectations, you might have to name a few target journals where you plan to submit your paper, mentioning their impact factor and also whether you are looking at journals indexed in popular databases. Here are a few posts that will help you understand how you can select suitable target journals for your paper:
- INFOGRAPHIC: Think Check Submit checklist - Selecting the right journal for your research paper
- How can I select a suitable journal for submitting my manuscript?
- How do I verify that my target journal is indexed in ISI, Scopus, or Scimago?
You can ask your supervisor for more explanation with regard to this. Alternatively, you can check the institution/funding agency’s guidelines for research proposals to have more clarity on this.