20140619 Edanz Kyushu Session 3

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20140619 Edanz Kyushu Session 3

  1. 1. Jeffrey Robens, PhD Senior Research Consultant Education Group Leader Kyushu University Department of Agriculture Session 3 – Academic publishing Kyushu University 19 June 2014
  2. 2. Seminar series June 5 Effective presentations June 12 Reviewing the literature June 19 Academic publishing June 26 Research and publication ethics July 3 Effective writing July 10 Manuscript structure July 17 Communicating with journals July 24 Peer review and revisions
  3. 3. Today’s presentation June 5 Effective presentations June 12 Reviewing the literature June 19 Academic publishing June 26 Research and publication ethics July 3 Effective writing July 10 Manuscript structure July 17 Communicating with journals July 24 Peer review and revisions
  4. 4. Importance of publishing Section 1
  5. 5. Customer ServiceImportance of publishing Why English? International language of academics International reputation Career advancement Overseas research
  6. 6. Customer ServiceImportance of publishing Publication success = Academic success S Publication Metrics and Success on the Academic Job Market van Dijk et al. Current Biology. 2014; 24: R516-R517. • >25,000 researchers in PubMed • Determined which factors positively correlated with becoming a PI Publication rate Especially in first few years Impact factor Become PI more quickly Citations Can helps those with low IFs University rank Especially post-doc > PhD Gender Men have better chances
  7. 7. Customer ServiceImportance of publishing Writing a manuscript – 4 common myths S My manuscript is a written record of my findings My findings speak for themselves, even if the manuscript is written poorly Good English means only grammar and spelling Complex words makes my writing more impressive Your manuscript is to communicate your findings You need a well-written manuscript to effectively communicate your findings Complex words makes your writing more difficult to understand Good English means clear English with high readability
  8. 8. Customer ServiceImportance of publishing Writing a manuscript – 4 common myths S My manuscript is a written record of my findings My findings speak for themselves, even if the manuscript is written poorly Good English means only grammar and spelling Complex words makes my writing more impressive
  9. 9. Publishing process Section 2
  10. 10. Publication process The submission process Accepted— publication! EditorAuthor Peer review Reject Results novel? Topic relevant? Revision • New experiments • Improve readability • Add information
  11. 11. Publication process How long does it take? Submission Peer review Revision Publication ~1 week 4–6 weeks 0–8 weeks? How can I make the process quicker? 3–12 months • Follow author guidelines • Prepare a cover letter • Recommend reviewers • Fully revise manuscript • Respond to all comments • Evaluation • Finding reviewers
  12. 12. Publication process Type of journals Broad vs narrow- focused journals International vs regional journals Broad (General) Findings have implications across fields Narrow (Specialized) Findings have field-specific implications International Findings have worldwide implications Regional Findings are restricted by geographical or ethnic boundaries
  13. 13. Publication process  Research Article  Short Communication  Case Report  Technical Note  Review Article  Editorial  Letter to the Editor Brief report about a specific finding Most common; full-length paper Brief report about a specific patient Brief report about a new methodology Summary of recent advances in a field Brief discussion about an interesting topic Brief discussion about a published article Type of articles
  14. 14. Publication process Publication models Subscription- based • Mostly free for the author • Reader has to pay Open access • Free for the reader • Author usually has to pay Hybrid • Subscription-based journal • Has open access options
  15. 15. Publication process Open access models Green • Repository at university or public (PubMed Central) • Often deposited post- publication • May be embargo period Gold • Open access journal • Author may have to pay
  16. 16. Publication process Open access http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbiol/about#openaccess Online-only Subscription journals – publisher is the copyright holder ¥270,000!
  17. 17. Publication process Open access myths Open access is too expensive! • Not all OA journals charge a publication fee (~1/3) • Many grants (59%) and universities (24%) pay for OA fees (only 12% of authors paid)* • May offer waiver for authors who cannot afford *SOAP survey: http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.5260
  18. 18. Publication process Open access myths The quality of OA journals is not good • OA journals have the same peer review process as subscription-based journals • IFs are lower partly because they are newer  Less visibility in the field  Fewer citations
  19. 19. Publication process Predatory journals Some OA journals are not good Easy way to get money from authors • Promise quick and easy publication • Often ask for a ‘submission/handling’ fee If you are ever unsure, please check the Beall’s List of Predatory Publishers http://scholarlyoa.com/2012/12/06/bealls-list-of-predatory-publishers-2013/
  20. 20. Publication process Trustworthy journals Reputable publisher Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, PLoS, etc. Editorial board International and familiar Indexed Indexed by common databases Authors Do you recognize the authors? Fees Only paid after acceptance
  21. 21. What journal editors are looking for Section 3
  22. 22. What journal editors want What do international journal editors want? Interesting to journal’s readership Increase impact High quality research Original and novel research Clear and concise English Real-world applications
  23. 23. What journal editors want Relevant topic Significant results Logical presentation High readability Addresses an important problem researchers are facing Findings that advance the knowledge in the field Information and results clearly presented in a logical manner Ideas are easily understood Qualities of a highly cited article
  24. 24. What journal editors want Submissions Plagiarism Data manipulation Authorship Only submit to one journal at a time Paraphrase and cite all sources No not fabricate or falsify data • Study design • Data acquisition/analysis • Writing of the manuscript Publication ethics Conflicts of interest Disclose any financial or personal relationships
  25. 25. Identifying research trends Section 4
  26. 26. Research trends Where to identify research trends? S Journals • Most read/cited • Special issues • Editorials • Review articles Meetings • Section topics • Oral presentations • Testing ground for appeal
  27. 27. Research trends Journals S Most read/cited articles
  28. 28. Research trends S Most read/cited articles Journals
  29. 29. Research trends S Special issues Journals
  30. 30. Research trends S Editorials Journals
  31. 31. Research trends S Editorials Read to stay up-to-date with journal editor’s interests Journals
  32. 32. Research trends S Review articles Journals
  33. 33. Research trends Conferences S Section topics
  34. 34. Research trends S Section topics Conferences
  35. 35. Research trends S Attendees reactions Response to other’s oral and poster presentations  Which topics are of current interest Response to your oral and poster presentations  How interesting is your topic? Many people present at conferences before writing their manuscripts Conferences
  36. 36. Activity 1 You have completed a study demonstrating a more efficient method of producing yin choy (苋菜, amaranthus dubius, or red spinach), an agricultural product in China. Which two of the following journals may be appropriate for your study? What would you need to emphasize in your manuscript to make it appropriate for the specific journal? 1. The Journal of Agricultural Science 2. Current Agricultural Research Journal 3. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology 4. China Agriculture Economic Review
  37. 37. Activity 1 You have completed a study demonstrating a more efficient method of producing yin choy (苋菜, amaranthus dubius, or red spinach), an agricultural product in China. • Which two of the following journals may be appropriate for your study? • What would you need to emphasize in your manuscript to make it appropriate for the specific journal? 1. The Journal of Agricultural Science 2. Current Agricultural Research Journal 3. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology 4. China Agriculture Economic Review Potentially predatory and poorly indexed
  38. 38. Activity 1 The Journal of Agricultural Science “The Journal of Agricultural Science publishes papers concerned with the advance of agriculture and the use of land resources throughout the world…” Will need to emphasize how your study is applicable to the production of other similar vegetables found worldwide
  39. 39. Activity 1 China Agricultural Economic Review “China Agricultural Economic Review…provides a unique and insightful approach to documenting and disseminating research into the economics of agriculture, rural development, natural resources and the environment. …” Need to emphasize the economic value of your method compared with that of other commonly used methods
  40. 40. Activity 2 While working on your research project, you optimized one of the methods used in your experiments. You are very excited how well it now works after your optimization! You think it would be good to (A) publish this new technique first, and then publish the research project later. You ask your colleague about it, but he recommends that you continue with your research project, and then publish all the findings together in a one larger paper (B). When would it be better to do (A) versus (B)? If you choose (A), what type of articles would you write? What type of article would (B) be?
  41. 41. Activity 2 Option (A): • First publish paper about methodology • Second publish research project Why types of articles? 1. Technical Note/Methodology Article 2. Research Article/Brief Communication Why choose (A?) • Main reason: competition • New method important for the field
  42. 42. Activity 2 Option (B): • Wait and publish everything together Why types of articles? • Research Article Why choose (B)? • No competition • Usually can submit to higher IF journal • Will have higher impact in the field • Will have more citations
  43. 43. True or False 1. As long as your figures and data are clear, the English is not important to understand the significance of your work. 2. The quality of an open-access article can be equal to that of a subscription-based journal. 3. Conferences are a good place to identify new trends in your field. 4. Early in your career, it is important to publish many review articles to establish yourself as an expert in the field. 5. There are several things authors can do to make the publication process quicker. 6. Open access means that it is free to publish. T T T F F F
  44. 44. Fill-in Exercises 1. If the journal editor thinks your manuscript may be suitable for their journal, they will send it for ______________ to be evaluated by experts in your field. 2. When evaluating research trends in journals, you should look at which articles are most read/cited, special issues, ___________, and _______________. 3. There are three things that journal editors are looking for when evaluating a new manuscript: (1) __________, (2) _________________, and (3) _____________. peer review Editorials Review Articles novelty reader’s interest clear English
  45. 45. Fill-in Exercises 4. In a journal with a ‘hybrid’ publishing model, you can choose to have your manuscript published subscription-based (where only those with subscriptions can read it) or ______________. 5. Complex words make your writing _________________________. open access more difficult to understand
  46. 46. Thank you! Any questions? Follow us on Twitter @JournalAdvisor Like us on Facebook facebook.com/EdanzEditing Download and further reading edanzediting.co.jp/kyushu_140619 Jeffrey Robens: jrobens@edanzgroup.com

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