Lessons learned from writing scientific articles
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  • 1. Lessons learned fromwriting scientific articlesDos and don‘ts Stefan Negru, Constantin Catalin Dragan Faculty of Computer Science, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
  • 2. How to get yourself rejected successfully• Disregard for fluency in presenting your idea• Poor English or vocabulary;• Cite from Wikipedia - the “best” reference available;• Dont respect the required article format - write a plain txt file;• Send your paper to many journals maybe one of them will accept it - also a great way to get banned;• Send the same paper for consecutive years without changing anything - another great way to get banned;• Misconduct, Fabricate, Falsify, Plagiarize – IT ALWAYS WORKS!
  • 3. What to do when rejected/negative review• Get depressed and cry (me a river) - it helps if you go back and write a better paper;• Review the reviews - it most certainly is your fault if a misunderstanding occurred;• Modify and select a more suitable journal.
  • 4. How NOT to write a paper successfully• Dont read enough before starting your paper• Follow high-school essay/report guidelines - abstract, introduction, content, conclusion, bibliography;• Write references/ bibliography and dont cite them in your paper• Dont follow up on your idea
  • 5. Now it’s time to get serious …
  • 6. Choose your time frame carefully • start with one article • read similar work • dont forget to stop readingReading • outline your idea • develop your idea (research and start working on your idea) - preliminary title • outline your findings • related workWriting • introduction, conclusion, title, abstract (in this order) • compile a list of possible journals ( hint: look at the references of your paper, search for journals using keywords of your paper) • selection criteria: relevance to your idea, impact factor, time of acceptance/rejectionChoosing • format your paper
  • 7. What to do next ? rejection acceptance modify publish
  • 8. …Now go out and publish