Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Nlp Seminar - Writing and publishing scientific papers

1,033 views

Published on

This presentation covers various options you have when choosing a place to publish your research. It provides details about impact factors and also describes typical structure of experimental papers.
It was presented at NlpSeminar (http://nlpseminar.ru/)

Published in: Science, Technology, Education
  • Be the first to comment

Nlp Seminar - Writing and publishing scientific papers

  1. 1. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Scientific Papers Publishing in International Journals and Conferences Dr. Natalia Konstantinova1 1Research Institute in Information and Language Processing University of Wolverhampton www.nkonst.com 26 April, 2014
  2. 2. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? About me Graduated from Mathematical linguistics, Saint-Petersburg State University; Got PhD from Research Institute in Information and Language Processing, University of Wolverhampton, UK; I am an editorial assistant for the Journal of Natural Language Engineering for 5 years, I was participating in the organisation of various conferences and workshops;
  3. 3. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Outline 1 Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process 2 Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details 3 Questions?
  4. 4. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Why to publish? Get recognition for your work; Share your knowledge with others; acquire new contacts; Get feedback from the reviewers; Add to your CV;
  5. 5. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Where to publish? Different quality standards, selectiveness and impact: Journals more space (usually about 20 pages); more thorough reviews; more impact (especially long-term impact); more highly rated by selection/promotion committees; Conference proceedings faster process; quality of reviews depends on your luck; you have to pay conference fees; direct contacts can be made at the conference;
  6. 6. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? What to check before submitting? Avoid poor quality journals and conferences;
  7. 7. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? What to check before submitting? (2) Before sending check: Where the proceedings are published/reputation of the journal; Programme committee; Submission topics; Submission guidelines;
  8. 8. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Other options Special issues at the journal; Special issues connected to workshop; Open-access digital archives of preprints, e.g. http:/arxiv.org/
  9. 9. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Publications as a performance indicator Some universities use the amount and quality of publications as a performance indicator for the researchers; Different types of publications get more value; monographs; book chapters; journal papers; conference proceedings; handbooks;
  10. 10. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Quality of journal publications Quartile rankings - journals are ranked based on various bibliometric indices; impact-factor Journal Citation Reports by Thompson Reuters (database Web of Science) - 12,500 journals; SJR (SCIMago Journal Rank), calculated by a research group SCImago in a partnership and based on data of Elsevier (database Scopus) - 21,000 journals; Identify level of citations for a journal; NB! Many journals from humanities do not have an official impact factor, therefore it is recommended to use SJR.
  11. 11. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Rankings impact-factor Journal Citation Reports by Thompson Reuters (database Web of Science) “the impact factor of a journal is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years”; SJR (SCIMago Journal Rank) based on data from Elsevier (database Scopus); is calculated in a more difficult way (it takes into account the influence of the journals that refer to this journal, proximity of the area of a journal etc.);
  12. 12. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Journal quartiles Journals are classified into quartiles; four levels - quartiles (quarters), ranging from Q1 (the highest) to Q4 (the lowest); there are thematic categories (Web of Science – about 250, Scopus – about 350);
  13. 13. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Rankings - official websites are calculated every year and are published on official websites: Journal Citation Reports (available at www.isiknowledge.com); SCImago JR (available at www.scimagojr.com);
  14. 14. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Your impact factor
  15. 15. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Review lifecycle Submit a paper; It gets assigned 3-4 reviewers; Review process (conference: about 2 weeks - 1 month, journal: 2-3 months); Get decision (binary for conferences, n-ary for a journal): Decline/reject; Revise and resubmit (cannot be accepted in the current form and needs revision); Major (can be accepted but needs major changes); Minor (can be accepted but needs minor adjustments); Accept as it is; Address comments of the reviewers and send paper again;
  16. 16. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Review Address reviewer’s comments:
  17. 17. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Typical structure Title Abstract Introduction Related work Resources/data collection Methodology Evaluation Error analysis Conclusions and future research Bibliography
  18. 18. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Title and Abstract Should reflect the content of the paper; Abstract should present the main idea of the paper and its main contribution;
  19. 19. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Related work We show awareness of the research in the area; We describe existing methods; We describe why our research is different from everything that was done before;
  20. 20. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Related work(2) Mistakes: Not up-to-date research; Too narrow; Too broad; Fail to show the difference with your research;
  21. 21. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Data Description of your data; The way the data was collected (for example, the description of the corpus or dataset); If special annotation of the data was done (for example, guidelines for annotators, inter-annotator agreement ,etc.)
  22. 22. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Methodology How your experiment was done? All the steps to re-produce it; What rules/techniques you used? Ideally other researchers should be able to reproduce your experiment;
  23. 23. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Evaluation A very important part of your research! Why do we need evaluation? Allows to assess the results of a method or a system; Allows to compare results of different methods and systems; Allows to understand why method fails or which parts create problems; How the evaluation was done? What metrics were used? What are the baselines? What gold standard?
  24. 24. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Error analysis Most probably your method gives errors; Analyse them; Try to group; Try to explain why they occur; Suggest ways to tackle them in the future research; Or describe why you cannot make it better;
  25. 25. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Conclusions and future work Make final conclusions about your experiment; Was your hypothesis proved? Did you get a better performance than someone else? Why your performance is valuable? Describe what you plan to do in the future; Are you planning to address some shortcomings of the current research? Do you want to use some other data set?
  26. 26. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Bibliography Should be consistent; Should contain all needed information (pages, publisher etc.); Better use some reference style;
  27. 27. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Tips Make sure it is clear; Readers should be able to re-produce your experiment; English and formatting are important! Negative results are still results! But! You need to have solid methodology!
  28. 28. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Further Links http: //research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/pbailey/ sigir-paper-writing-tips.aspx?1702280376 http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/~jw/paper.html http://www.journalprep.com/FILES/How_to_Write_ and_Publish_an_Academic_Research_Paper.pdf http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2008/08/ 30/how-to-write-a-paper-and-get-it-published/
  29. 29. Scientific Papers Dr. Natalia Konstantinova About me Introduction Why? Where? Impact factors and quartile rankings Review process Research Papers Typical structure Structure: More Details Questions? Questions

×