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?
- The purpose of scientific journals
- How to select a suitable journal
- What is peer-reviewed journals
- The structure of a scientific journal article
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