Course: Understanding the basics of publishing an article in a journal

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the purpose of scientific journals
  • Learn how to select a suitable journal
  • Understand what are peer-reviewed journals
  • Understand 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.


Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Scientific journals
  • Purpose of a scientific journal article
  • Selecting the right journal
  • Steps for selecting a journal
  • Peer reviewed journals
  • Check your understanding
  • Structure of a research article
  • The IMRAD structure
  • Final checks
  • Summary

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