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130220 Edanz SUT 2

  1. 1. How to prepare your research for publication Sharif University of Technology Warren Raye, PhD Senior Editor Edanz Group 20 February 2013
  2. 2. Before you start Adopt a winning strategy Footballer Scientist Physical fitness Preparation ResultsTeam members Communication ManuscriptRules of the game Understanding Submission process Opposition Knowledge Published literature Win games Tactics Publication record
  3. 3. Before you start Things you need to consider • Reading • Study design • Journal selection
  4. 4. Reading Improves manuscript writing How?What to do Structure & style Journal quality Argument Get new ideas What not to do structure
  5. 5. Reading Make time to read Read often • At least … – 20–30 min each day – 60 min, once a week • Discuss with colleagues – Journal club
  6. 6. Reading How to read an article • Start to finish? • Section by section? • Efficiency • Where is the relevant information?
  7. 7. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first
  8. 8. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic
  9. 9. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Have you read similar papers? Familiar with the terminology? Do you understand the relevance of the hypothesis?
  10. 10. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Last paragraph of Introduction for aims
  11. 11. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Last paragraph of Introduction for aims Figures & Tables, then Results
  12. 12. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Last paragraph of Introduction for aims Figures & Tables, then Results Discussion for interpretation
  13. 13. Reading Strategies for reading Title and Abstract first Self-assess knowledge of topic Last paragraph of Introduction for aims Figures & Tables, then Results Discussion for interpretation Refer to Introduction and Methods if necessary
  14. 14. Study design What is the research question? • Critical The aim(s) of your study – What methods are appropriate? – Do you have the relevant resources? – Identify your controls – What is your timeline? – What is your budget?
  15. 15. Study design Ethical considerations • Animal use • Human subjects – Consent forms – Anonymity • Clinical trial registration • Materials transfer agreements • GMOs
  16. 16. Study design Publication ethics• Multiple submissions • Data fabrication and• Plagiarism falsification• Author list • Conflicts of interest – Who? – Financial – First author – Personal – Corresponding author – Intellectual
  17. 17. Customer ServiceJournal selection Which journal?
  18. 18. Customer ServiceJournal selection Factors to consider• Impact factor • Open access• Prestige • Publishing frequency• Indexing status • Cost• Target audience • Publication type Which factor is most important to you?
  19. 19. Customer ServiceJournal selection Choosing a target journal• Journal selection must be based on an honest evaluation of your manuscript Novelty Aims & Scope Significance Target audience
  20. 20. Customer ServiceJournal selection Timing• Choose your target journal: – After you have decided you have enough results for a publication – After a decision has been made on how high to aim—high, medium or low impact – Before writing the Title, Abstract, Introduction or Discussion sections
  21. 21. Customer ServiceJournal selection Evaluating significance: novelty• How new are my results compared with those already published? New findings Incremental Conceptual advances advances Low to medium Medium to high impact impact
  22. 22. Customer ServiceJournal selection Evaluating significance: relevance • How broadly relevant is my work? Applications for a Applications across specific field? many fields?
  23. 23. Customer ServiceJournal selection Evaluating significance: relevance• Are your findings specific to a geographical region or ethnic population? Regional? Global?
  24. 24. Customer ServiceJournal selection Evaluating significance: appeal• Is my work in an area of ‘popular appeal’?• Examples: – OLEDs – Higgs boson – Cloud computing – Artificial intelligence – Food irradiation – Space research – Medical devices – Global warming
  25. 25. Journal Selector Edanz Journal Selector
  26. 26. Journal Selector How to use Insert your proposed abstract
  27. 27. Journal Selector Refine your results Recommended journals Advanced Matching
  28. 28. Journal Selector Make a decision Semantic matching terms IF, Aims & Scope, Frequency Similar published articles
  29. 29. Journal Selector Visit journal websites
  30. 30. Journal Selector Live demonstrationedanzediting.com/journal_selector
  31. 31. Any questions? Thank you!edanzediting.com/iran022013Download and further reading@JournalAdvisorFollow us on Twitterfacebook.com/JournalAdvisorLike us on Facebook

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