Understanding the basics of publishing an article in a journal

An overview of scholarly publishing - perfect to introduce all the basic concepts researchers should know about

What will you learn?

  1. The purpose of scientific journals
  2. How to select a suitable journal
  3. What is peer-reviewed journals
  4. The structure of a scientific journal article
Understanding the basics of publishing an article in a journal

Why should you enroll?

Publishing manuscripts in a scientific journal is one of the primary goals of a researcher, not only because it is a requirement for career progression, but also because it provides an opportunity for the researcher to share his/her findings with the world. This course will help you understand the basics of publishing an article in a scientific journal: it explains the role of scientific journals in disseminating research findings, guides you on how to select the right journal to submit your article, and emphasizes the importance of publishing in a peer reviewed journal. In addition, it explains how a scientific research paper is structured and provides some tips for a final check before you submit your manuscript to the journal.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives

Lecture 3: Scientific journals

Lecture 4: Purpose of a scientific journal article

Lecture 5: Selecting the right journal

Lecture 6: Steps for selecting a journal

Lecture 7: Peer reviewed journals

Lecture 8: Structure of a research article

Lecture 9: The IMRAD structure

Lecture 10: Final checks

Lecture 11: Summary