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How to write good journal by Prof Peter Brimblecombe 1


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How to write good journal by Prof Peter Brimblecombe 1

  1. 1. How to write good journal by Peter BrimblecombeKeynotes: 1. TITLES - Write the word that might important to the paper (major words must be in the title) - Arrange them - Sit with co-author and debate - Buddy system for feedback and brainstorm - Start with a working title (it might change during time) - It reflects hypothesis more than results - Focus on what you aspect to find - Shuffle the idea on the table - It can be quite board yet have some specificity - Results will be the critical point 2. ABSTRACT - Miniature paper - Very little on methodology(minimum) - What,why are you doing it & the results - Hint of what is your conclusion - Must be structural (as required by the journal) 3. CITATION & REFERENCING - A paragraph (from single source) 1st & 2nd paragraph (put it at the end/last sentences) - E.g. Smith just work on nonionic: - ….. ionic and nonionic (Smith) OR
  2. 2. - ….. nonionic (Smith) and ionic - DON’T PUT REFERENCE THAT YOU NEVER READ - S + P refer to old Allen (1892) – no reference since its quite old paper - Allen as cited by S + P - Boiling point of water etc. (no need references) - References must fit the size of paper (6000 words for 20-30 references) - In general publishing in the journal must cite paper from that journal BUT it is unethical to demand to cite. - How to choose? - Major review is very meticulous so cite as many paper/journal - Details specific – Don’t want 100 references but: - are there any review on your topic - really important paper on your topic - recent one/groundbreaking - highly cited old paper/classic - How many people have cited? (ISI, SCOPES etc.) - Look for independent citation4. CONCLUSIONS - Is about what have come from the paper - First, what really important/significant discoveries in the paper - Scientific explanation - Social and economic impact - Suggestion of future works – IMPORTANT - Synthesis of what the results about
  3. 3. - Significance of the conclusion – FAR REACHING IDEAS - BE CLEAR – why your research is so important, must be logical and important - Read – Cargill. M. & O’Connor, P. Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy & Steps. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. - Bingeing & Snacking - GENERAL  SPECIFIC - E.g. - At the end of intro…. - This study analyses….. - This study examine….. - Here we undertake……5. FREEWRITING & BUDDY SYSTEMS - Writing habit – write what is your next step - Develop confidence - Develop fluency - Warm-up - Always find new topics to discover